Definition of false rib in English:

false rib


  • another term for floating rib
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


false rib

/ˌfôls ˈrib//ˌfɔls ˈrɪb/