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in·ter·cos·tal

 (ĭn′tər-kŏs′təl)
adj.
Located or occurring between the ribs.
n.
A space, muscle, or part situated between the ribs.

[New Latin intercostālis : inter- + Latin costa, rib; see kost- in Indo-European roots.]

intercostal

(ˌɪntəˈkɒstəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy between the ribs: intercostal muscles.
[C16: via New Latin from Latin inter- + costa rib]

in•ter•cos•tal

(ˌɪn tərˈkɒs tl, -ˈkɔ stl)

adj.
1. situated between the ribs.
n.
2. an intercostal muscle or part.
[1590–1600; < New Latin intercostālis. See inter-, costal]
in`ter•cos′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intercostal - muscles between the ribsintercostal - muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
Adj.1.intercostal - located or occurring between the ribs; "intercostal muscles"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Translations

intercostal

[ˌɪntəˈkɒstl] ADJintercostal

intercostal

[ˌɪntəˈkɒstl] adj (Anat) → intercostale

in·ter·cos·tal

a. intercostal, entre dos costillas;
___ membranesmembranas ___ -es;
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intercostal

adj intercostal
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For prone scanning, the subjects were placed in the prone position, and then the gallbladder was scanned intercostally or subcostally with the subject positioned prone oblique and right side elevated sufficiently to allow transducer contact at about the midclavicular line.
It is also helpful to place the ultrasound probe intercostally over the intended point of entry of the needle into the collection, where the visualisation of both the needle tip and collection are frequently superior.