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Crest of head of rib ...

Other Terms: Crest of head, Crista capitis costae

Description

This ridge, also called the interarticular crest, is the most prominent part of the head. It separates the two articular facets and provides attachment for the intra-articular ligament that joins the rib to the intervertebral disc.

Etymology

The term crest or its Latin equivalent crista means a ridge.

Latin

Crista capitis costae

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