cervical rib

n.

A supernumerary rib articulating with a cervical vertebra, usually the seventh, but not reaching the sternum in front.

Nearby words

  1. cervical longissimus muscle,
  2. cervical loop,
  3. cervical nerve,
  4. cervical plexus,
  5. cervical pregnancy,
  6. cervical rib syndrome,
  7. cervical smear,
  8. cervicectomy,
  9. cervices,
  10. cervicitis


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