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The first seven ribs are connected behind with the vertebral column, and in front, through the intervention of the costal cartilages, with the sternum they are called true ribs or vertebro-sternal ribs.


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/).

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