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Superior costal fovea of thoracic ...


Description

This is a smooth, shallow indentation near the junction of the vertebral body and the pedicle. It forms a demifacet that articulates with the head of the rib having the same number as the vertebra.

Etymology

Costal comes from the Latin word costa meaning rib. Fovea is Latin meaning a small pit or depression from the verb fodere meaning to dig.

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