Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy, pertaining to costal cartilage and to the xiphoid process of the sternum: as, a costoxiphoid articulation.
“Some fibers are occasionally connected with the costoxiphoid ligaments, and the side of the xiphoid process.”
“Its anterior surface affords attachment on either side to the anterior costoxiphoid ligament and a small part of the Rectus abdominis; its posterior surface, to the posterior costoxiphoid ligament and to some of the fibers of the diaphragm and Transversus thoracis, its lateral borders, to the aponeuroses of the abdominal muscles.”
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