costa

noun cos·ta \ ˈkä-stə \

Definition of costa

plural costae play \ˈkä-(ˌ)stē, -ˌstī\
1 : 1rib 1a
2 : a part (such as the midrib of a leaf or the anterior vein of an insect wing) that resembles a rib

costal

play \ˈkä-stᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of costa

Latin — more at coast


Costa

biographical name Cos·ta \ ˈkȯsh-tə \

Definition of Costa

Antonio (Luis Santos da) 1961–     prime minister of Portugal (2015–  )

Medical Dictionary

costa

noun cos·ta \ ˈkäs-tə \

medical Definition of costa

plural costae play \-(ˌ)tē, -ˌtī\
: rib

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