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Medical Term:

radiate ligament of head of rib


Definition: 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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