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Number of male ribs

How many male ribs are there?

24

It is important to know that the human rib cage, also known as the thoracic cage, is a bony and cartilaginous structure which surrounds the thoracic cavity and supports the pectoral girdle.  It forms a core portion of the human skeleton.  Keep in mind that a typical human rib cage consists of 24 ribs, the sternum,costal cartilages, and the 12 thoracic vertebrae.  All of these make up the thoracic wall.  Did you know that the 8th, 9th, and 10th ribs are called false ribs?  Moreover, the 11th and 12th ribs are known as floating ribs.

This fact is verified on : November 18, 2013.





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