costo-

costo-

a combining form meaning “rib,” used in the formation of compound words: costoclavicular.
Also, especially before a vowel, cost-.


Origin:
< Latin cost(a) rib (see costa) + -o-

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costo- pref.
Rib: costovertebral.

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