Translation of false rib in Spanish:

false rib

costilla falsa, n.

noun

  • 1

    costilla falsa feminine
    • 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.