Definition of false rib in English:

false rib

noun

  • another term for floating rib
    • ‘True ribs attach to the sternum, false ribs do not, floating ribs are false ribs, the two at the bottom. They are broken more because of where they are.’
    • ‘There are five pairs of false ribs that do not connect with the sternum. The upper two pairs of false ribs are called floating ribs.’

Pronunciation

false rib