Definition of Costal cartilage

1. Noun. The cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration.

Group relationships: Costa, Rib
Generic synonyms: Cartilaginous Structure



Medical Definition of Costal cartilage

1. The cartilage forming the anterior continuation of a rib, providing the means by which it reaches and articulates with the sternum. Synonym: cartilago costalis, costicartilage. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Costal Cartilage

costae
costae fluctuantes
costae fluitantes
costae spuriae
costae verae
costage
costages
costain
costain gun
costain guns
costained
costal
costal angle
costal arch
costal arch reflex
costal cartilage (current term)
costal chondritis
costal facets
costal fringe
costal groove
costal groove for subclavian artery
costal margin
costal notch
costal part of diaphragm
costal pit of transverse process
costal pleura
costal pleurisy
costal process
costal respiration
costal surface

Literary usage of Costal cartilage

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Each costal cartilage presents two surfaces, two borders, and two extremities. The anterior ¡surface is convex, and looks forward and upward : that of the ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Each costal cartilage presents two surfaces, two borders, and two extremities. The anterior surface is convex, and looks forward and upward : that of the ..."

3. The Essentials of Histology: Descriptive and Practical : for the Use of Students by Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer (1885)
"THE CONNECTIVE TISSUES (continued). costal cartilage. ... costal cartilage.—In the costal cartilages the matrix is not always so clear as in the matrix of ..."

4. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"The junction of the xiphoid with the sternum is on a level somewhat posterior to the junction of the seventh costal cartilage with the sternum. ..."

5. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"That of the tenth rib joins the costal cartilage of the ninth rib, and similarly the eleventh and twelfth costal cartilages unite distally with the lower ..."

6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"for the first costal cartilage and the demi-facet for the second is a narrow, curved edge, which slopes from above downward and medialward. ..."

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