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n. pl. cos·tae (-tē) Biology
A rib or a riblike part, such as the midrib of a leaf or a thickened anterior vein or margin of an insect's wing.
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cos•tal(ˈkɒs tl, ˈkɔs tl)
1. pertaining to the ribs or the upper sides of the body: costal nerves.
2. pertaining to, involving, or situated near a costa.
[1625–35; < Medieval Latin costālis of the ribs = Latin cost(a) rib, side + -ālis -al1]
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a. costal, rel. a las costillas.
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