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floating rib

noun

Definition of FLOATING RIB

:  a rib (as one of either of the last two pairs in humans) that has no attachment to the sternum — compare false rib

First Known Use of FLOATING RIB

1831

Rhymes with FLOATING RIB

floating rib

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLOATING RIB

:  any rib in the last two pairs of human ribs that have no attachment to the sternum—compare false rib

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