from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated between any two costal cartilages: as, an interchondral articulation.
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The anterior portions of the Intercostales interni probably have an additional function in keeping the sternocostal and interchondral joint surfaces in apposition, the posterior parts of the Intercostales externi performing a similar function for the costovertebral articulations.
Each articulation is enclosed in a thin articular capsule, lined by synovial membrane and strengthened laterally and medially by ligamentous fibers (interchondral ligaments) which pass from one cartilage to the other.
315 Sternocostal and interchondral articulations.