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Located or occurring between the ribs.
A space, muscle, or part situated between the ribs.
(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)
1. situated between the ribs.n.
2. an intercostal muscle or part.
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|Noun||1.||intercostal - muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration|
|Adj.||1.||intercostal - located or occurring between the ribs; "intercostal muscles"|