true rib

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of true rib was in the 15th century

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“True rib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/true%20rib. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

true rib

noun
: 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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