bifid rib

(redirected from Bifurcated rib)

bi·fid rib

one in which the body bifurcates.
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Bifid rib or bifurcated rib or forked rib is an anatomical variant where the sternal end of the rib is cleaved into two.
The dimensions of the foramen formed due to the bifidity and the distance of bifurcated ribs from the sternum and the mode of its union with sternum were measured using digital vernier caliper and photographed.
The osseous ends of the bifurcated ribs had its own costal cartilages which then fused to form a trunk and then articulated with sternum.