false ribs

false rib
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls rib]
    • /fɔls rɪb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls rib]
    • /fɔls rɪb/

Definitions of false ribs words

  • noun false ribs any of the lower five ribs on either side of the body, which are not directly attached to the sternum. 1
  • noun plural false ribs any of the lower five pairs of ribs in man, attached behind to the thoracic vertebrae but in front not attached directly to the breastbone 0
  • noun false ribs the five lower ribs on each side of the human body 0
  • noun false ribs plural of false rib. 0

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Origin of false ribs

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1490-1500

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Parts of speech for False ribs


false ribs popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

false ribs usage trend in Literature

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