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Thoracic Cage

The chest, sides and upper back are enclosed by the _____. This protective structure consists of 12 pairs of ribs and the sternum. thoracic cage
The ____ are flat bones ribs
The first __ pairs attach directly to the sternum 7
The next ___ do not attach directly to the sternum, but rather, these __ pairs are attached to the seventh rib on each side. 3
The final __ pairs of ribs are sometimes called floating ribs since their distal ends hang free in the thoracic cavity 2
The ______ has a small inferior tip called the xiphoid process. Sternum (breastbone)
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