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Costal   Listen
adjective
Costal  adj.  
1.
(Anat.) Pertaining to the ribs or the sides of the body; as, costal nerves.
2.
(Bot. & Zool.) Relating to a costa, or rib.






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"Costal" Quotes from Famous Books



... with hairs, the wings are horizontal, of an obovate oblong shape, membranous, and extending a little farther than the bristles of the tail. They have only two nerves, neither of which reaches so far as the tips; one of them runs close to the costal margin, and is much thicker than the other, which branches off from its base and skirts along the inner margin; behind the wings is attached a pair of minute halteres of peculiar form. The possession of wings would appear to be the cause ...
— Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon • J. Emerson Tennent



Words linked to "Costal" :   costa, costal cartilage, general anatomy, anatomy, rib



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