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costal groove


Definitions from WordNet

Noun costal groove has 1 sense
  1. costal groove - groove between the ribs where the nerves and blood vessels are
    --1 is a kind of
    groove, vallecula

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Term: Costal Groove


The term "costal groove" refers to a narrow depression or groove found on the inferior aspect of each rib, near the costal angle. It functions as a pathway for the intercostal blood vessels and nerves.

Sample Sentences:

1. The surgeon carefully observed the costal groove during the surgical procedure.

2. The anatomy textbook explained the importance of the costal grooves in facilitating nerve and blood supply in the ribcage.

3. In an X-ray image, the prominent costal grooves could be seen, indicating a healthy rib structure.

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