A cartilaginous extension to the distal part of the sternum. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiphoid_process https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3153001&group_id=76834&atid=1205376 ]

Synonyms: xiphoid process xiphisternum xiphoid process of sternum

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

curator notes

this class may represent a mixed bony-cartilage element, or it may be the superclass of either purely cartilage or purely ossified elements

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Gray117.png

has related synonym

xyphoid
xiphoid
metasternum
xiphoid process
xiphoideus
processus xiphoideus
xiphosternal junction

id

UBERON:0002207

taxon notes

usually ossified in the adult human. By age 15 to 29, the xiphoid usually fuses to the body of the sternum with a fibrous joint. Unlike the synovial articulation of major joints, this is non-movable. Much the way the first seven ribs articulate with the sternum, the cartilage in the celiac plexus joins on the xiphoid process, reinforcing it, and indirectly attaches the costal cartilage to the sternum.