With respect to the rib cage,


With respect to the rib cage, explain the following:

a. Bicephalic ribs

b. True ribs

c. Floating ribs


a. Bicephalic ribs are called bicephalic because each of the two ribs has articulating surfaces on the dorsal end

b. True ribs: The first seven ribs known as true ribs. Ventrally they are connected to the sternum with the help of hyaline cartilage.

c. Floating ribs: These ribs are not connected to the sternum, and they are the last two ribs (11th and 12th ribs) of the rib cage

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