Sternbergite to Stick

(Stern"berg*ite) n. [So named after Count Kaspar Sternberg of Prague.] (Min.) A sulphide of silver and iron, occurring in soft flexible laminæ varying in color from brown to black.

(||Ster"ne*bra) n.; pl. Sternebræ [NL., fr. sternum + - bra of vertebra.] (Anat.) One of the segments of the sternum.Ster"ne*bral a.

(Sterned) a. Having a stern of a particular shape; — used in composition; as, square- sterned.

(Stern"er) n. [See 3d Stern.] A director. [Obs. & R.] Dr. R. Clerke.

(Stern`fore"most`) adv. With the stern, instead of the bow, in advance; hence, figuratively, in an awkward, blundering manner.

A fatal genius for going sternforemost.

(Ster"nite) n. [From Sternum.] (Zoöl.) The sternum of an arthropod somite.

(Stern"ly) adv. In a stern manner.

(Stern"most`) a. Farthest in the rear; farthest astern; as, the sternmost ship in a convoy.

(Stern"ness), n. The quality or state of being stern.

(Ster"no-) A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the sternum; as, sternocostal, sternoscapular.

(Ster`no*cor"a*coid) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the coracoid.

(Ster`no*cos"tal) a. [Sterno- + costal.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the ribs; as, the sternocostal cartilages.

(Ster`no*hy"oid) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the hyoid bone or cartilage.

(Ster`no*mas"toid) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the mastoid process.

(Ster`no*thy"roid) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the thyroid cartilage.

(Stern"post`) n. (Naut.) A straight piece of timber, or an iron bar or beam, erected on the extremity of the keel to support the rudder, and receive the ends of the planks or plates of the vessel.

(Sterns"man) n. A steersman. [Obs.]

(Stern"son) n. [See Stern, n., and cf. Stemson.] (Naut.) The end of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; — called also stern knee.

(Ster"num) n.; pl. L. Sterna E. Sternums [NL., from Gr. the breast, chest.]

1. (Anat.) A plate of cartilage, or a series of bony or cartilaginous plates or segments, in the median line of the pectoral skeleton of most vertebrates above fishes; the breastbone.

The sternum is connected with the ribs or the pectorial girdle, or with both. In man it is a flat bone, broad anteriorly, narrowed behind, and connected with the clavicles and the cartilages of the seven anterior pairs of ribs. In most birds it has a high median keel for the attachment of the muscles of the wings.

2. (Zoöl.) The ventral part of any one of the somites of an arthropod.

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