An intersegmental rod-shaped bone that forms in the peritoneal membrane and attach to the vertebral parapophyses. [ http://zfin.org/curator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rib ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

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
ribs

id

UBERON:0002228

taxon notes

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