the respiratory muscles that arise from the lower border of one rib and insert into the upper border of the adjoining rib [ ]

Synonyms: musculus intercostalis

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
musculus intercostalis [ FMA:TA FMA:13354 ]

depicted by

has related synonym

rib muscle
respiratory muscle

homology notes

Inspiration by active expansion of the thorax evolved later, in the ancestor of reptiles, birds, and mammals. This was powered originally by the intercostal muscles (as in lizards or crocodilians) and later (in mammals only) by a muscular diaphragm.[well established][VHOG]