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Pronunciation: ver'te-bro-kon'dral

Definition: Denoting the three false ribs (eighth, ninth, and tenth), which are connected with the vertebrae at one extremity and the costal cartilages at the other, these cartilages not articulating directly with the sternum.

Synonym(s): vertebrocostal2

[vertebro- + G. chondros, cartilage]

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