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intercostal

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

Definition of intercostal

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

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intercostal

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adjective in·ter·cos·tal \ˌint-ər-ˈkäs-təl\

Medical Definition of intercostal

  1. :  situated or extending between the ribs <intercostal vessels> <intercostal spaces>




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intercostal

noun in·ter·cos·tal

Medical Definition of intercostal

  1. :  an intercostal part or structure (as a muscle or nerve)




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