[LMB] Re: OT: xiphoid process

jshawhan at nycap.rr.com jshawhan at nycap.rr.com
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 23:35:34 -0500


> Haven't gone there, but "xiphias" = swordfish (< Gk xiphos 'sword').
>
Is the xiphoid process (part of the sternum), called this because of its
shape?

Andy