Definition of floating rib in English:

floating rib

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noun

Any of the lower ribs which are not attached directly to the breastbone. Also called false rib.
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  • The tenth rib may be a floating rib (a frequent observation by Japanese investigators).
  • The focus is on lengthening the space between the hip bones and the lower, floating ribs - the area where the baby is growing and the mother's internal organs are rising and shifting - and on opening the pelvis.
  • Here toe kicks should be directed at the larger, most accessible areas - such as the lower abdomen and floating ribs.

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