sternebra


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sternebra

[′stər·nə·brə]
(vertebrate zoology)
A segment of the sternum in vertebrates.
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Despite the fact that variations in the ossification of the sternum of rats are common, about 95 to 100% of the sternebra is ossified at birth (Fritz & Hess, 1970).
A statistically significant increased proportion of a short 13th rib and dumbbell-shaped sternebra was registered in fetuses of the 20 min.
Treatment-related developmental effects including decreased mean live fetal weights, incomplete ossifications of the skull, thoracic vertebra, sternebra, and skeletal variations (cervical ribs, supernumerary ribs, vertebral count and sacral arch variations) in rats at the highest dose of vorinostat tested.