Atypical ribs

Owing to their features, the first, eleventh and twelfth ribs are considered atypical ribs.

Of all ribs, the first is the strongest, broadest and most curved. Ribs eleven and twelve are unique, among other reasons, by not being attached to the sternum.

Thoracic anatomy
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rID: 44309
Section: Anatomy
Tags: ribs, anatomy
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