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Anatomy Term: rib
XAO ID: 0004500
Synonyms: vertebral rib, ribs
Definition: "Any of the bony lateral projections from the presacral veterebrae of the anterior trunk region, enabling the lungs to expand and thus facilitate breathing by expanding the chest cavity. They serve to protect the lungs, heart, and other internal organs of the thorax."
Stage Range: NF stage 52 to death
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Parent(s): process (is_a) vertebra (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY