Transverse costal facet - Fovea costalis processus transversi

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Description

The transverse process of thoracic vertebrae ends in a clubbed extremity, on the front of which is a small, concave surface, for articulation with the tubercle of a rib, the transverse costal facet.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Vertebral column > Transverse costal facet

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