costal angle

(redirected from angulus costae)

angle of rib

[TA]
the abrupt change in curvature of the body of a rib posteriorly, such that the neck and head of the rib are directed upward.
Synonym(s): angulus costae [TA], costal angle
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cos·tal an·gle

(kos'tăl ang'gĕl)
The rather abrupt change in curvature of the body of a rib posteriorly, such that the neck and head of the rib are directed upward.
Synonym(s): angulus costae [TA] .
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costal angle

The meeting point of the lower border of the false ribs with the axis of the sternum.
See also: angle
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