head of rib(redirected from caput costae)
head of rib[TA]
the rounded medial extremity of a rib that, except for ribs 1, 10, 11, and 12, articulates by two facets with the bodies of two contiguous vertebrae.
Synonym(s): caput costae [TA]
head of rib
the head of a rib that articulates with a vertebral body.