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costa

play
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 of costa

Latin — more at coast


First Known Use: circa 1771

Rhymes with costa


Medical Dictionary

costa

play
noun cos·ta \ˈkäs-tə\

Medical Definition of costa

plural costae \-(ˌ)tē, -ˌtī\play

  1. :  rib




Learn More about costa

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


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