Costal margin


Costal margin
The lower edge of the chest (thorax) formed by the bottom edge of the rib cage.

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arcus costalis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • arch — Any structure resembling a bent bow or an a.; an arc. In anatomy, any vaulted or archlike structure. See arcus. SYN: arcus [TA]. [thru O. Fr. fr. L. arcus, bow] abdominothoracic a. a bell shaped line defined by the lower end of the sternum and… …   Medical dictionary

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