HyperDic: costal_cartilage

English > 1 sense of the expression costal cartilage:
NOUNbodycostal cartilagethe cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs
English > costal cartilage: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration.
Part ofrib, costaAny of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
Broadercartilaginous structurebody structure given shape by cartilage
Spanishcartílago costal

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