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Medical Term:

radiate ligament of head of rib


the radiate, stellate, or anterior costovertebral ligament connecting the head of each rib to the bodies of the two vertebrae with which it articulates.

Synonym(s): ligamentum capitis costae radiatumTA, ligamentum radiatum, radiate ligament, stellate ligament

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