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superior costal facet

 

Definition: a demifacet on the upper edge of the body of a vertebra articulating with the head of a rib; a single rib articulates with the inferior costal facet and superior costal facet of the adjacent vertebrae.

Synonym(s): fovea costalis superiorTA, superior costal pit

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