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costa

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noun cos·ta \ˈkäs-tə\

Definition of costa

plural

costae

play \-(ˌ)tē, -ˌtī\
  1. 1 :  1rib 1a

  2. 2 :  a part (as the midrib of a leaf or the anterior vein of an insect wing) that resembles a rib

costal

play \-təl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of costa

Latin — more at coast


First Known Use: circa 1771

Rhymes with costa


Medical Dictionary

costa

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noun cos·ta \ˈkäs-tə\

Medical Definition of costa

plural

costae

\-(ˌ)tē, -ˌtī\play
  1. :  rib




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of costa Spanish Central: Translation of costa


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