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CH 12 voc. review

Bones of the Chest

firm, but flexible segments of connective tissue that join the ribs to the sternum. the area where the costal cartilage meets the rib is the "costochondral joint" costal cartilage
12 pairs of bones that form the sides of the thorax. there are true ____, false ____, and floating ______. ribs
vertical bone of the anterior thorax to which the clavicle and ribs are attached. it is also known as the "breast bone". the "manubrium" is the triangular-shaped part of the ________, while the xiphoid process is inferior to it sternum
bony cage of the chest that contains the thoraic cavity with the heart, lungs and other structures. also known as the "rib cage" thorax
Created by: ricrom81