false rib
noun Date: 15th century a rib whose cartilages unite indirectly or not at all with the sternum — compare floating rib

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • false rib — false′ rib′ n. anat. any of the lower five ribs on either side of the body, which are not directly attached to the sternum • Etymology: 1490–1500 …   From formal English to slang

  • false rib — noun : any of the ribs with cartilages which unite indirectly or not at all with the sternum * * * Anat. any of the lower five ribs on either side of the body, which are not directly attached to the sternum. [1490 1500] * * * false rib noun One… …   Useful english dictionary

  • False rib — One of the last 5 pairs of ribs. A rib is said to be false if it does not attach to the sternum (the breast bone). All 12 pairs of ribs attach to the building blocks of the spine (vertebrae) in the back. The 12 pairs of ribs consist of: True ribs …   Medical dictionary

  • false rib — noun another term for floating rib …   English new terms dictionary

  • false rib — see rib …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • false rib — /fɔls ˈrɪb/ (say fawls rib) noun any of the five lower pairs of ribs, which are not attached to the sternum …   Australian English dictionary

  • false rib — Anat. any of the lower five ribs on either side of the body, which are not directly attached to the sternum. [1490 1500] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ребро Ложное (False Rib) — см. Ребро. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Rib — One of the 12 paired arches of bone which form the skeletal structure of the chest wall (the rib cage). The ribs attach to the building blocks of the spine (vertebrae) in the back. The 12 pairs of ribs consist of: True ribs: The first seven ribs… …   Medical dictionary

  • false — adj. & adv. adj. 1 not according with fact; wrong, incorrect (a false idea). 2 a spurious, sham, artificial (false gods; false teeth; false modesty). b acting as such; appearing to be such, esp. deceptively (a false lining). 3 illusory; not… …   Useful english dictionary

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