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intercostal

intercostal

adjective in·ter·cos·tal \ˌin-tər-ˈkäs-təl\

Definition of INTERCOSTAL

:  situated or extending between the ribs <intercostal spaces> <intercostal muscles>
intercostal noun

Origin of INTERCOSTAL

New Latin intercostalis, from Latin inter- + costa rib — more at coast
First Known Use: 1597

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