Inferior costal facet
|Inferior costal facet|
Peculiar thoracic vertebræ.
|Latin||Fovea costalis inferior|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
In the adjacent picture, the arrow points to an inferior costal facet. The facets are named for their location on the vertebral body, not the rib. The inferior costal facet is located on the inferior aspect of the vertebral body, but has a superior location on the rib. Similarly, the superior costal facet is superior on the vertebral body but is inferior on the rib.
- Anatomy figure: 18:02-01 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The costovertebral joint."
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