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English translation: body of sternum

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Portuguese term or phrase:plastrao (esternal)
English translation:body of sternum
Entered by: fernandoar
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10:46 Mar 27, 2002
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Portuguese term or phrase: plastrao
Post-mortem report from Brazil.
Context: ...retirado o plastrao esternal constatamos a integridade das visceras toracicas...

I suspect this is 'breastplate', but so far have only found 'plastron' as an equivalent, and this is not part of the human anatomy.
fernandoar
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
body of sternum
Explanation:
It is the name of the sternum bone, the one to which the ribs are attached.
Stedman's Concise Dictionary shows a good picture of the skeleton with the names of every bone.
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Ana Rita Santiago
Brazil
Local time: 01:17
Grading comment
Many thanks - you got me out of a hole there.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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body of sternum


Explanation:
It is the name of the sternum bone, the one to which the ribs are attached.
Stedman's Concise Dictionary shows a good picture of the skeleton with the names of every bone.


    Stedman's Concise Dictionary for the Health Professions 4th ed.
Ana Rita Santiago
Brazil
Local time: 01:17
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 264
Grading comment
Many thanks - you got me out of a hole there.

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