Definition: five lower ribs on either side that do not articulate with the sternum directly.
Synonym(s): costae spuriae [VII–XII]TA, vertebrochondral ribs
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.