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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Xiphisternum \Xiph"i*ster"num\, n.; pl. Xiphisterna. [NL., fr. Gr. xi`fos a sword + sternum.] (Anat.) (a) The posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; -- sometimes called metasternum, ensiform cartilage, ensiform process, or xiphoid process. (b) The xiphiplastron. -- Xiph"i*ster"nala. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ensiform \En"si*form\, a. [L. ensis sword + -form: cf. F. ensiforme.] Having the form of a sword blade; sword-shaped; as, an ensiform leaf. [1913 Webster] Ensiform cartilage, & Ensiform process. (Anat.) See Xiphisternum. [1913 Webster]