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There are ___ pairs of ribs that connect posteriorly to the thoracic vertebrae.
true ribs
Ribs (1 - 7) are called the ____ ______.
costal notches
7 small depressions on each side of the sternum serve as areas of attachment for the 7 true ribs. These depressions are called:
A thing that is clear and translucent like glass can be called _________.
The flexible hyaline costal cartilage makes the __________ process easier.
sternum (or breastbone)
A rib is considered to be "false" if it has no direct attachment to the _________.
false ribs
Ribs (8 - 12) are called _______ ______.
floating ribs (or vertebral ribs)
Ribs (11 - 12) are called _________ _____ and have no anterior attachment with the sternum.
rib 7
Ribs (8 - 10) attach to the costal cartilage of _____ __, not directly to the sternum.