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Transverse costal facet

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Transverse costal facet

Transverse costal facet
Peculiar thoracic vertebræ.
Latin fovea costalis transversalis
Anatomical terms of bone

The transverse costal facet (or transverse costal fovea) is a site where a rib forms a joint with the transverse process of a thoracic vertebra.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

  • Anatomy figure: 18:02-01 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The costovertebral joint."

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