costal cartilage

noun

: any of the cartilages that connect the distal ends of the ribs with the sternum and by their elasticity permit movement of the chest in respiration

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“Costal cartilage.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/costal%20cartilage. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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