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Caption: Push in on human skeleton, highlighting parts of the rib cage thoracic cavity. One end of each pair of ribs joins with one of the 12 thoracic vertebrae. The other end of the upper 10 pairs of ribs is attached by cartilage to the sternum, also known as the breastbone. The first seven pairs attach directly to the sternum via cartilage and are known as vertebrosternal ribs. The next 3 pairs attach to the seventh rib via cartilage and are known as vertebrochondral ribs. The lower two pairs of ribs do not attach to the sternum and are called floating or vertebral ribs.

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Keywords: axial skeleton, bone, bony thorax, cartilage, floating ribs, rib cage, skeletal system, skeleton, sternum, thoracic cage, thoracic vertebrae, vertebral column, vertebral ribs, vertebrochondral ribs, vertebrosternal ribs

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Rib Cage

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