Costal groove

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Costal groove
A central rib of the left side. Inferior aspect. (Costal groove labeled at upper left.)
A central rib of the left side, viewed from behind. (Costal groove labeled at center left.)
Latin sulcus costae
Gray's subject #28 124
Dorlands/Elsevier s_28/12768569

Between the ridge of the interal surface of the rib and the inferior border is a groove, the costal groove, for the intercostal vessels and intercostal nerve.

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