costa


cos·ta

noun \ˈkäs-tə\
plural cos·tae \-(ˌ)tē, -ˌtī\

Definition of COSTA

1
:  1rib 1a
2
:  a part (as the midrib of a leaf or the anterior vein of an insect wing) that resembles a rib
cos·tal \-təl\ adjective

Origin of COSTA

Latin — more at coast
First Known Use: circa 1771

Rhymes with COSTA

cos·ta

noun \ˈkäs-tə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cos·tae \-(ˌ)tē, -ˌtī\

Medical Definition of COSTA

: rib

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