Definition of true rib in English:

true rib

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noun

  • A rib which is attached directly to the breastbone. Compare with floating rib.
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    • It is extremely rare to find an additional rib or pair of ribs in both the cervical and lumbar regions at the same time. Eight true ribs have been observed.
    • The Capsular Ligament surrounds the joints formed between the cartilages of the true ribs and the sternum.
    • The top seven pairs of ribs are called true ribs since they connect directly to the sternum.

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