Xiphisternal joint

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Xiphisternal joint
Posterior surface of sternum.
Latin symphysis xiphosternalis
TA A03.3.02.005
FMA 7503
Anatomical terminology

The xiphisternal joint (or xiphisternal synchondrosis) is a location near the bottom of the sternum, where the body of the sternum and the xiphoid process meet. This joint can remain until the middle years of life, but usually ossifies to form a synostosis between the two sternal elements.

It is in line with the T9 vertebra.

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