In 1997, after eight years of discussions, the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists, or IFAA, finally reached agreement on the correct term for the area between a woman's breasts.
The expression they settled on was 'intermammary sulcus'. The creator of the term was the 77-year-old Brazilian Liberato Di Dion who was secretary-general of the IFAA's committee on anatomical terminology.The committee also agreed that the area at the bottom of the breast where it meets the chest was to be known as the inframammary sulcus.
Another part of the body renamed by the same committee was the part formerly known as the Adam's Apple, which is now the laryngeal prominence.
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