[LMB] Re: OT: xiphoid process

Mark A Mandel mam at theworld.com
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:40:08 -0500


On Tue, 26 Feb 2002 jshawhan at nycap.rr.com wrote:

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

Um, it should be. Is it shaped like a sword?

-- Mark M.