Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to false rib: Sternal ribs
false rib[¦fȯls ′rib]
A rib that is not attached to the sternum directly; any of the five lower ribs on each side in humans.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved