Xiphoid process - Processus xiphoideus

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The xyphoid process is the most caudal sternebra. It is continued caudally by the xyphoid cartilage (well developed in ruminants. Xyphoid process and its cartilage project between the ventral parts of the costal arches and serve for attachement of abdominal wall and linea alba.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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