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costal cartilage


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n costal cartilage the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Costal cartilage cartilage joining a rib with he sternum. See Illust. of Thorax.
    • Costal cartilage See Cartilage, and Illust. of Thorax.
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In literature:

Hall reports the case of a functionally active supernumerary mamma over the costal cartilage of the 8th rib.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
After fractures of costal cartilage or of the cartilages of the larynx the cicatricial tissue may be ultimately replaced by bone.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Seat of wound, abdominal wall below 9th costal cartilage.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Immediately the diaphragm and the sternum and costal cartilages relaxed again the air escaped.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 15, 1916" by Various
Costal cartilages not ossified.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
The first nine costal cartilages articulate directly with the sternum.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
The costal cartilages are not ossified.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

In news:

Pectus excavatum is a deformity of the front of the chest wall with depression of the breastbone (sternum) and rib (costal) cartilages.

In science:

Indentation stiffness of aging human costal cartilage.
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage