costa

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noun cos·ta \ˈkä-stə\

Definition of costa

plural

costae

play \ˈkä-(ˌ)stē, -ˌstī\
  1. 1 :  1rib 1a

  2. 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

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biographical name Cos·ta \ˈkȯsh-tə\

Definition of Costa

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


Medical Dictionary

costa

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noun cos·ta \ˈkäs-tə\

Medical Definition of costa

plural

costae

\-(ˌ)tē, -ˌtī\play
  1. :  rib


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