The body of the sternum is the middle portion of the sternum, or breastbone, which is a long, narrow, flat plate that forms the center of the front of the chest. It develops in three parts. By middle life, the lower, xiphoid process, of the sternum will fuse to the body of the sternum. The sides of the manubrium and the body are notched where they unite with costal cartilages.
Join our Newsletter and receive our free ebook: Guide to Mastering the Study of Anatomy
We hate spam as much as you do. Unsubscribe at any time.