costal cartilage

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Noun1.Costal cartilage - the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribscostal 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
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The patient underwent several surgeries to correct the condition, including laser surgeries to separate the fused vocal cords and reconstructive surgery of the vocal cords using harvested costicartilage from Candice's ribs.