[ kŏs′tō-kŏn′drəl ]
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Relating to the ribs and their cartilages.
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How to use costochondral in a sentence
In some instances they were found where a histologic examination of the costochondral junctions showed nothing abnormal.
This is an enlargement or swelling of the costochondral junctions of the ribs, especially of the lower true ribs.