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

15th Century

First Known Use of true rib

15th century


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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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