costal surface

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cos·tal sur·face

the surface of certain structures that face the ribs; they are the costal surfaces of the lungs (facies costalis pulmonis [TA]) and the scapula (facies costalis scapulae [TA]).
Synonym(s): facies costalis [TA]
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The area in which the lung lies against the ribs is called the costal surface.
The costal surface was concave, with three prominent ridges and was broken (Fig.1) at places during detachment of muscles.