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Main Entry: 1rib
Pronunciation: primarystressrib
Function: noun
1 a : one of the series of curved bones of the chest of most vertebrates that are joined to the spinal column in pairs and help to support the body wall and protect the organs inside b : a cut of meat including a rib
2 : something (as a piece of wire supporting the fabric of an umbrella) resembling a rib
3 a : a major vein of an insect's wing or of a leaf b : one of the parallel ridges in a knitted or woven fabric
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