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subcostalis

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noun sub·cos·ta·lis \ˌsəb-käs-ˈtā-ləs\

Medical Definition of subcostalis

plural

subcostales

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  1. :  any of a variable number of small muscles that arise on the inner surface of a rib, are inserted into the inner surface of the second or third rib below, and probably function to draw adjacent ribs together




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