costochondral junction


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costochondral junction

The articulation or meeting place of the bony rib and its costal cartilage.
See also: junction

junction

the place of meeting or coming together.

cell junction
specialized regions of the cell surface where adjacent eukaryotic cell membranes are joined. Functionally, there are three types: tight junctions (impermeable), gap junctions (communicating) and adhering junctions (desmosomes).
corneoscleral junction
see corneoscleral junction.
costochondral junction
the joint between the bony dorsal part of a rib and the ventral cartilaginous part.
ileocecocolic junction
the T-junction between the ileum and the large intestine; in the cat the ileum and the colon merge end to end, the cecum enters from the side; in the horse the ileocecal and the cecocolic junctions are separated from each other.
mucocutaneous junction
see mucocutaneous margin.
neuromuscular junction
see neuromuscular junction.
sclerocorneal junction
see corneoscleral junction.