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

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • An intersegmental rod-shaped bone that forms in the peritoneal membrane and attach to the vertebral parapophyses.
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
  • pleural rib
  • ribs
  • dorsal rib
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