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|Noun||1.||costal cartilage - the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration|
costa, rib - any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage