true rib


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true rib

n.
Any of the ribs that are attached to the sternum by a costal cartilage, especially any of the seven upper ribs on either side of the thorax in humans.

true rib

n
(Anatomy) any of the upper seven pairs of ribs in man

true′ rib`


n.
one of the upper seven pairs of ribs in humans, attached by cartilage to the sternum. Compare floating rib.
[1735–45]
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Noun1.true rib - one of the first seven ribs in a human being which attach to the sternumtrue rib - one of the first seven ribs in a human being which attach to the sternum
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)
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