Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of SUBCOSTALIS

:  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


July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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