costal-vein

costa

[kos-tuh, kaw-stuh]
noun, plural costae [kos-tee, kaw-stee] .
1.
a rib or riblike part.
2.
the midrib of a leaf in mosses.
3.
a ridge.
4.
Entomology.
a.
Also called costal vein. a vein, usually marginal, in the anterior portion of the wing of certain insects.
b.
Also called costal margin. the anterior edge or border of the wing of certain insects.

Origin:
1865–70; < Latin: rib, side. See coast

pseudocosta, noun, plural pseudocostae.
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costa (ˈkɒstə)
 
n , pl -tae
1.  the technical name for rib
2.  a riblike part, such as the midrib of a plant leaf
 
[C19: from Latin: rib, side, wall]
 
'costal
 
adj

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costa
Sp. costa "coast," from same L. source as English coast. Used in Britain from 1960s in jocular formations (costa geriatrica, costa del crime, etc.) in imitation of the names of Sp. tourist destinations.
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costa cos·ta (kŏs'tə)
n. pl. cos·tae (-tē)

  1. Rib.

  2. A rodlike internal supporting organelle that runs along the base of the undulating membrane of certain flagellate parasites. Also called basal rod.


cos'tal adj.
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costa   (kŏs'tə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural costae (kŏs'tē)
A rib or a riblike part, such as the midrib of a leaf or a thickened anterior vein or margin of an insect's wing.
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