breastbone breastbone

Definition(s):

  • (n) the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs

Usage(s):

  1. The most common symptom is a burning pain between your belly button and your breastbone.
  2. They were joined from breastbone to navel by a band, six inches in diameter, of bone, muscle and flesh.
  3. But they will be sustained in them by a deep resentment, something which hurts down around the breastbone.

News

  1. More people living with celiac disease, avoiding gluten

    Carol Lashua woke up one morning with pain beneath her breastbone. The discomfort persisted for weeks, sometimes radiating throughout her gut, no matter what she ate.
    on February 23, 2014     Source: Wisconsin State Journal

  2. Gluten sensitivity creates new diets

    MADISON — Carol Lashua woke up one morning with pain beneath her breastbone. The discomfort persisted for weeks, sometimes radiating throughout her gut, no matter what she ate.
    on February 23, 2014     Source: La Crosse Tribune

Quotes

  1. "You can't measure what's between his breastbone and his backbone, what's in his ticker," Gannon said.
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Rich Gannon Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. ...stopped for a time; Edwards eventually returned to the courtroom, but no longer jogged through the cemetery where they buried Wade, to whom Edwards says he was "attached at the breastbone."
    on Jul 7, 2004 By: John Edwards Source: Boston Globe

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