Costal cartilage
Cartilage Car"ti*lage, n. [L. cartilago; cf. F. cartilage.] (Anat.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle. [1913 Webster]

Note: Cartilage contains no vessels, and consists of a homogeneous, intercellular matrix, in which there are numerous minute cavities, or capsules, containing protoplasmic cells, the cartilage corpuscul. See Illust under {Duplication}. [1913 Webster]

{Articular cartilage}, cartilage that lines the joints.

{Cartilage bone} (Anat.), any bone formed by the ossification of cartilage.

{Costal cartilage}, cartilage joining a rib with he sternum. See Illust. of {Thorax}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Costal cartilage — Sternocostal and interchondral articulations. Anterior view. Anterior surface of ste …   Wikipedia

  • Costal cartilage — Costal Cos tal (k?s tal), a. [Cf. F. costal. See {Costa}.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to the ribs or the sides of the body; as, costal nerves. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Relating to a costa, or rib. [1913 Webster] {Costal cartilage}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • costal cartilage — n any of the cartilages that connect the distal ends of the ribs with the sternum and by their elasticity permit movement of the chest in respiration * * * a cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum). The first seven ribs (true… …   Medical dictionary

  • costal cartilage — a cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum). The first seven ribs (true ribs) are directly connected to the sternum by individual costal cartilages. The next three ribs are indirectly connected to the sternum by three costal… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • costal cartilage — noun the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration • Hypernyms: ↑cartilaginous structure • Part Holonyms: ↑rib, ↑costa * * * noun : any of the cartilages that connect the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • costal cartilage interarticular — ligamentum sternocostale intraarticulare …   Medical dictionary

  • Хрящ Реберный (Costal Cartilage) — хрящ, соединяющий ребро с грудной клеткой. Каждое из первых семи ребер (истинные ребра) непосредственно соединяется с грудиной посредством своего реберного хряща. Следующие три ребра (VIII X) ложные; концы их хрящей срастаются между собой,… …   Медицинские термины

  • Costal — may refer to: an adjective related to the rib (Costa in Latin) in anatomy Costal cartilage, a type of cartilage forming bars which serve to prolong the ribs forward Costal facet (disambiguation) Costal margin, the medial margin formed by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Costal — Cos tal (k?s tal), a. [Cf. F. costal. See {Costa}.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to the ribs or the sides of the body; as, costal nerves. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Relating to a costa, or rib. [1913 Webster] {Costal cartilage}. See {Cartilage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cartilage — Car ti*lage, n. [L. cartilago; cf. F. cartilage.] (Anat.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle. [1913 Webster] Note: Cartilage contains no vessels, and consists of a homogeneous, intercellular matrix, in which there are numerous minute cavities …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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