plural noun
Cos·​ta·​ta | \käˈstātə\

Definition of Costata 

in certain classifications

: a suborder of Salientia comprising the frogs and toads with ribs that is nearly coextensive with the family Discoglossidae — compare phaneroglossa

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History and Etymology for Costata

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of costatus

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