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Costa

[kaw-stuh] /ˈkɔ stə/
noun
1.
Lúcio [loo-syoo] /ˈlu syu/ (Show IPA), 1902–98, Brazilian architect, chief designer of Brasilia.
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British Dictionary definitions for lucio costa

costa

/ˈkɒstə/
noun (pl) -tae (-tiː)
1.
the technical name for rib1 (sense 1)
2.
a riblike part, such as the midrib of a plant leaf
Derived Forms
costal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: rib, side, wall
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Word Origin and History for lucio costa

costa

n.

Spanish costa "coast," from same Latin source as English coast (n.). Used in Britain from 1960s in jocular formations (costa geriatrica, costa del crime, etc.) in imitation of the names of Spanish tourist destinations.

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lucio costa in Medicine

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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lucio costa in Science
costa
  (kŏs'tə)   
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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