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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;
___ nervesnervios ___ -es;
___ spaceespacio ___.

intercostal

adj intercostal
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The authors report a rare case of combined cough-induced transdiaphragmatic and abdominal intercostal hernia with associated rib fractures, visceral herniation, and contralateral abdominal intercostal hernia, as well as the management of this condition, and a review of the literature to date.
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