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Angle of rib 7

Other Terms: Rib angle, Angulus costae

Description

This is the proximal most part of the costal body. It is called the angle because of the sharp curve it forms with the junction of the neck. It provides surface for various muscle attachments.

Etymology

This term arises from the Latin angulus meaning to bend or diverge from a central point.

Latin

Angulus costae

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