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subcostal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

sub- +‎ costal

AdjectiveEdit

subcostal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Below a rib or the ribs
  2. # (entomology) Pertaining to the subcosta and/or the area of the wing next to it.

NounEdit

subcostal (plural subcostals)

  1. (anatomy) A subcostal muscle.
  2. (zoology) One of the principal nervures of the wings of an insect. It is situated next beneath or behind the costal.

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