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Medical Term:

tubercle of rib


the knob on the posterior surface of a rib, at the junction of its neck and shaft, which articulates with the transverse process of the vertebra, which corresponds in number to the rib, forming a costotransverse joint.

Synonym(s): tuberculum costaeTA

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