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Spanish translation of “rib”

rib

noun /rib/
(anatomy) any one of the bones which curve round and forward from the backbone, enclosing the heart and lungs
costilla
She suffered a broken rib in the accident.
one of the curved pieces of wood which are joined to the keel to form the framework of a boat.
cuaderna
a vertical raised strip in eg knitted material, or the pattern formed by a row of these.
nervadura
any of a number of things similar in shape, use etc to a rib, eg one of the supports for the fabric of an aeroplane wing or of an umbrella.
nervadura; varilla (paraguas)
ribbed adjective having ribs
de canalé, acanalado
a ribbed pattern.
ribbing noun a pattern or arrangement of ribs.
nervaduras
rib cage noun (anatomy) the frame of curved bones (= ribs) that surrounds the chest and protects it.
Caja Torácica
(Definition of rib from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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