slipping rib slip·ping rib (slĭp’ĭng)
A subluxation of a rib cartilage with costochondral separation.
- Slipping rib cartilage
slipping rib cartilage n. Subluxation of the costal cartilage, usually at the junction with the sternum, causing pain and an audible click.
adjective, slippier, slippiest. 1. Informal. slippery. 2. Chiefly British. quick; alert; sharp. adjective -pier, -piest 1. (informal or dialect) another word for slippery (sense 1), slippery (sense 2) 2. (Brit, informal) alert; quick slip something over on someone
noun, Australian. 1. one of a horizontal set of fence rails that can be removed easily to leave a gateway.
noun, Electricity. 1. a metal ring, usually of copper or cast iron, mounted so that current may be conducted through stationary brushes into or out of a rotating member. noun 1. (electrical engineering) a metal ring, mounted on but insulated from a rotating shaft of a motor or generator, by means of which current can […]