An intersegmental rod-shaped bone that forms in the peritoneal membrane and attach to the vertebral parapophyses. [ ]

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
ribs [ TAO:0000538 ]

external definition

Endochondral bone that is intersegmental and rod-shaped, forming in the peritoneal membrane and attached to the vertebral parapophyses. Ribs protect and support internal organs.[TAO]

Endochondral, rodlike element that articulates with the transverse process and parapophysis (double-headed rib), or with the transverse process only (single-headed rib); it extends into the body wall and provides a site for muscle attachment.[AAO]

function notes

They protect and support internal organs and enable lungs to expand by expanding the chest.

has related synonym

dorsal rib

pleural rib




taxon notes

In most vertebrates, ribs surround the chest. In some species, especially snakes, ribs may provide support and protection for the entire body