Transverse costal facet

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Transverse costal facet
Peculiar thoracic vertebræ.
Latin fovea costalis transversalis
TA98 A02.2.03.004
FMA 10440
Anatomical terms of bone

The transverse costal facet (or transverse costal fovea) is one of the costal facets, a site where a rib forms a joint with the transverse process of a thoracic vertebra.

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PD-icon.svgThis article incorporates text in the public domain from page 102 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)