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cos·tal fac·ets

articular surface on a vertebra for articulation with a rib.
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The block vertebrae were studied and compared with their normal counterparts for analysis of body, lamina, pedicles, costal facets, foramina transversarium (FT), intervertebral foramina (IVF) and vertebral foramen (VF).
The costal facets were well defined and were present at the junction of fused vertebral bodies on right side.