- Head of rib
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Latin = caput costae
GraySubject = 28
GrayPage = 124
Caption = A central rib of the left side. Inferior aspect. (Head visible at upper right.)
Caption2 = A central rib of the left side, viewed from behind. (Head visible at upper right.)
DorlandsPre = c_08
DorlandsSuf = 12211966
The head of the rib is the end of a
ribclosest to the vertebral column, with which it articulates with.
It is marked by a kidney-shaped articular surface, divided by a horizontal crest into two facets for articulation with the depression formed on the bodies of two adjacent
thoracic vertebrae; the upper facet is the smaller; to the crest is attached the interarticular ligament.
Articulation of head of rib
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