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rib1

 
 
pronunciation:
rIb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the set of bones that curve from the spine around the chest of a person or animal.
Your ribs protect your body's lungs and heart.
 
definition 2: something that looks like a rib in shape or purpose, such as the wires that hold open an umbrella.
derivations: ribless (adj.), riblike (adj.)
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