abdominal rib


Definition of abdominal rib

: any of the riblike structures extending across the abdomen beneath the skin in certain reptiles

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First Known Use of abdominal rib

1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Abdominal rib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abdominal%20rib. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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