Intercostal definition

ĭntər-kŏstəl
Located or occurring between the ribs.
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A space, muscle, or part situated between the ribs.
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An intercostal muscle, etc.
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(anatomy) Between the ribs of an animal or person.
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(nautical) Between the ribs of a boat.
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(anatomy) The intercostal muscles.
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(anatomy) Something that is between the ribs of an animal.
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(nautical) Hull reinforcing inserted between frames or bulkheads of a boat.
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Located or occurring between the ribs.
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A space, muscle, or part situated between the ribs.
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Between the ribs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
intercostal
Plural:
intercostals

Origin of intercostal

  • New Latin intercostālis inter– Latin costa rib kost- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • inter- +‎ costal

    From Wiktionary