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true rib

noun

Definition of true rib

  1. :  any of the ribs having costal cartilages connected directly with the sternum and in humans constituting the first seven pairs



1741

First Known Use of true rib

1741


Medical Dictionary

true rib

noun

Medical Definition of true rib

  1. :  any of the ribs having costal cartilages connected directly with the sternum and in humans constituting the first seven pairs—called also vertebrosternal rib



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