true rib

noun

Definition of true rib

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

First Known Use of true rib

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“True rib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/true%20rib. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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true rib

noun

Medical Definition of true rib

: 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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