Definition of Costal groove

1. Noun. Groove between the ribs where the nerves and blood vessels are.

Generic synonyms: Groove, Vallecula



Medical Definition of Costal groove

1. A groove in the lower inner border of the rib, lodging the intercostal vessels and nerve. Synonym: sulcus costae, subcostal groove. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Costal Groove

costae verae
costage
costages
costain
costain gun
costain guns
costained
costal
costal angle
costal arch
costal arch reflex
costal cartilage
costal chondritis
costal facets
costal fringe
costal groove (current term)
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
costal surface of lung
costal surface of scapula
costal tuberosity
costalgia

Literary usage of Costal groove

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The under surface is smooth, and destitute of a costal groove. The outer border is convex, thick, and rounded, and at its posterior part gives ..."

2. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"The eleventh rib is peculiar in that it has a single facet on the head, a feebly marked angle some distance from the head, a shallow costal groove, ..."

3. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"The under surface is smooth, and destitute of a costal groove. The outer border is convex, thick, and rounded, and at its posterior part gives attachment to ..."

4. Lang's German-English Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Allied by Hugo Lang, Milton Kayton Meyers (1913)
"... costal groove or furrow Rippen-gegend, /. costal region Rippen-hals, m. neck of a rib Rippen-halsband, n. superior costo- costal pleura transverse ..."

5. A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States: Including by David Starr Jordan (1904)
"costal groove 16 to 18; palatine teeth not extending outward beyond inner nares. 503. P. cinereus (Green). Plumbeous above, often with a broad brownish ..."

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