Definition of false rib in English:

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false rib

Pronunciation: /ˌfôls ˈrib/


Another term for floating rib.
Example sentences
  • True ribs attach to the sternum, false ribs do not, floating ribs are false ribs, the two at the bottom. They are broken more because of where they are.
  • There are five pairs of false ribs that do not connect with the sternum. The upper two pairs of false ribs are called floating ribs.

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Syllabification: false rib

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