costotransverse articulation

costotransverse articulation

[-transvurs′]
Etymology: L, costa + transversus, a cross direction
any of the 20 gliding joints between the ribs and articulating vertebrae, except the eleventh and twelfth ribs. The five ligaments that associate with each costotransverse joint are the articular capsule, the superior costotransverse ligament, the posterior costotransverse ligament, the ligament of the neck of the rib, and the ligament of the tubercle of the rib.