Definition of true rib in English:

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true rib

noun

A rib that is attached directly to the breastbone. Compare with floating rib.
Example sentences
  • 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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