Rib

In vertebrate anatomy, ribs (costae) are the long curved bones which form the cage. In most vertebrates, ribs surround the chest, enabling the lungs to expand and thus facilitate breathing by expanding the chest cavity. They serve to protect the lungs, heart, and other internal organs of the thorax. In some animals, especially snakes, ribs may pro...
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• (n.) A wife; -- in allusion to Eve, as made out of Adam`s rib. • (n.) A projecting mold, or group of moldings, forming with others a pattern, as on a ceiling, ornamental door, or the like. • (n.) The chief nerve, or one of the chief nerves, of a leaf. • (n.) One of the rods on which the cover of an umbrella is extended. •...
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(from the article `Islamic arts`) The second distinctly Islmic type of religious building is the little-known rib. As early as in the 8th century, the Muslim empire entrusted the ... ...beach resort complex that is served by an international airport. Its industries include textile milling (especially wool) and the manufacture of ... ...
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(from the article `Shar`ah`) The Islmic law of transactions as a whole is dominated by the doctrine of rib. Basically, this is the prohibition of usury, but the notion of rib was ... ...a movement toward an `Islmic economy` was announced by the Pakistani government. This movement involved the purging of economic practices outl...
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rib

(rib) any of the paired bones, 12 on either side, extending from the thoracic vertebrae toward the median line on the ventral aspect of the trunk, forming the major part of the thoracic skeleton. Called also costa.
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1. <anatomy> One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the thorax. ... In man there are twelve ribs on each side, of which the upper seven are directly connected with the sternum by cartilages, and are called sternal, or true, ribs. The remaining five pairs are called asternal, or false, ribs...
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noun support resembling the rib of an animal
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[aeronautics] In an aircraft, ribs are forming elements of the structure of a wing, especially in traditional construction. By analogy with the anatomical definition of `rib`, the ribs attach to the main spar, and by being repeated at frequent intervals, form a skeletal shape for the wing. Usually ribs incorporate the airfoil shape of the w...
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Rib

Rib noun [ Anglo-Saxon rib , ribb ; akin to Dutch rib , German rippe , Old High German rippa , rippi , Danish ribbe , Icelandic rif , Russian rebro .] 1. (Anat.) One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column a...
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Rib transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ribbed ; present participle & verbal noun Ribbing .] 1. To furnish with ribs; to form with rising lines and channels; as, to rib cloth. 2. To inclose, as with ribs...
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a distinct vein or linear marking, often raised as a linear ridge
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Rib

A fabricated fold or bend in a sheet of deck which projects up from a horizontal plane.
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A member which gives the desired shape to the external covering of planes and control surfaces and maintains that shape under load.
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A reinforcing member of a moulded part
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A slender arch of masonry, often moulded, that projects from the under surface of a vault. It forms part of the framework on which the vault rests.
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An arch of masonry, often molded, which forms part of the framework on which a vault rests. Ribs generally project from the undersurface of the vault.
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any of several pairs of narrow, curved strips of bone (sometimes cartilage) attached dorsally to the vertebrae and, in higher vertebrates, to the ... [2 related articles]
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Any of the flat, arched bones that, with the spinal column behind and the sternum, or breastbone, in front form the protective framework around the heart and lungs known as the rib-cage. In humans, there are 12 ribs on each side. The first seven are more directly connected through intervening cartil...
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In a leaf or similar organ, the primary vein; also any prominent vein or nerve.
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In anatomy, the ribs are elastic arches of bone which are connected behind with the vertebral column and form a large part of the skeleton of the thorax. In man there are twelve ribs on either side, seven true ribs connected with the sternum and the vertebral column behind, and five false or floating ribs, the upper three being connected in front w...
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In architecture, a rib is a projecting band on a ceiling, etc. In middle age architecture ribs are very extensively employed to ornament ceilings, both flat and vaulted. more especially the latter, when groined. In the earliest Norman vaulting the ribs generally consist of mere flat bands crossing the vault at right angles, the groins as well as th...
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Long, usually curved bone that extends laterally from the spine in vertebrates. Most fishes and many reptiles have ribs along most of the spine, but in mammals they are found only in the chest area. In humans, there are 12 pairs of ribs. The ribs protect the lungs and heart, and allow the chest to expand and contract easily. At the rear, each pair ...
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One of 12 pairs of thin curved strips of bone that encase and protect the heart and lungs.
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Raised moulding dividing a vault.
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Rib

Raised moulding dividing a vault.
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