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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.
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true ribcosta vera , vertebrosternal rib Anatomy Any of the upper 7 ribs that connect the vertebral column to the sternum via costal cartilage. Cf Vertebral rib.
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Any of ribs 1–7, which articulate directly with the sternum. Synonym: sternovertebral rib
See also: rib
Any of the seven upper ribs on each side with cartilages articulating directly with the sternum.See: rib
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