True rib

True ribs
True ribs (shown in red).
Anterior surface of sternum and costa cartilages (the true ribs are the first seven).
Latin Costae verae
Gray's subject #28 123

The first seven ribs are connected posteriorly with the vertebral column, and anteriorly, through the intervention of the costal cartilages, with the sternum; they are called true ribs or vertebro-sternal ribs.

False ribs are interconnected membranous structures that are connected with the sternum process.

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