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true rib

n.
Any of the ribs that are attached to the sternum by a costal cartilage, especially any of the seven upper ribs on either side of the thorax in humans.

true rib

true rib

costa vera , vertebrosternal rib Anatomy Any of the upper 7 ribs that connect the vertebral column to the sternum via costal cartilage. Cf Vertebral rib.

true rib

Any of ribs 1–7, which articulate directly with the sternum. Synonym: sternovertebral rib
See also: rib

true rib

Any of the seven upper ribs on each side with cartilages articulating directly with the sternum.
See: rib