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subcostalis

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

medical Definition of subcostalis

plural subcostales play \-ˌlēz\
: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

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