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floating rib

noun

Definition of floating rib

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



1831

First Known Use of floating rib

1831

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Medical Dictionary

floating rib

noun

Medical Definition of floating rib

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



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