false rib


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false rib

[¦fȯls ′rib]
(anatomy)
A rib that is not attached to the sternum directly; any of the five lower ribs on each side in humans.

nose rib

A false, or partial, wing rib extending from the leading edge only to the main spar. It provides smoothness to the leading edge of a wing. Also called a false rib