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costal cartilage

costal cartilage in Medicine

costal cartilage n.
The cartilage forming the anterior continuation of a rib.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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  • The first costal cartilage is vertical; the following ones are progressively more oblique in a direction downwards and forwards.

  • This bend occurs at the point of articulation of the second costal cartilage.

  • After fractures of costal cartilage or of the cartilages of the larynx the cicatricial tissue may be ultimately replaced by bone.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

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