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true rib

noun, Anatomy
1.
one member of the first seven pairs of ribs that are attached in humans to the sternum by costal cartilages.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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British Dictionary definitions for true rib

true rib

noun
1.
any of the upper seven pairs of ribs in man
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true rib in Medicine

true rib n.
Any of the seven upper pairs of ribs attached to the sternum by costal cartilage.

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