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Costal cartilage 8

Other Terms: Costal cartilage of rib, Cartilago costalis, Cartilage costal

Description

The eighth costal cartilage is shorter and narrower than its predecessor. It ascends obliquely upward from the eighth rib and narrows to a pointed projection anteriorly, which attaches to the inferior margin of the seventh rib. The transversus abdominis muscle attaches to its anterior surface.

Latin

Cartilago costalis

French

Cartilage costal

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