Skeletal system - ribs, Biology

RIBS-

  • Curved or stretched 'S' shaped bones.
  • 12 pairs, form thoracic basket, attached by head part to vertebral column and by tail part to sternum.
  • 7 pairs are true ribs. 3 pairs are false ribs. 2 pairs are floating ribs.
  • Ribs are bified i.e head is divided into capitulum and tuberculm (In first 9 ribs) rest 3 pairs are having singel facet.

 

 

 

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FUNCTIONS -

Protect heart, lungs. Helpful in respiration. Protect kidney.

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