episternum

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episternum

[¦ep·ə′stər·nəm]
(vertebrate zoology)
A dermal bone or pair of bones ventral to the sternum of certain fishes and reptiles.
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Prosternum and prothoracic episterna with fairly long yellowish-white hairs; sensory pit below prothoracic spiracle bare, not guarded by hairs.