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cervical rib

cervical rib in Medicine

cervical rib n.
A supernumerary rib articulating with a cervical vertebra, usually the seventh, but not reaching the sternum in front.

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  • The cervical rib (fig. 41, 9) articulates with two little irregularities on the odontoid process.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The root of the neck should be examined to exclude pressure as the cause of the pain by a cervical rib, a tumour, or an aneurysm.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The cervical rib is often very similar to that type, and blended with the vertebra, as in Pterodactyles and Birds.

    Dragons of the Air H. G. Seeley

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