plural noun Cos·ta·ta \käˈstātə\

Definition of Costata

in certain classifications

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of costata

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of costatus

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capable of being understood in two ways

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