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subcosta

[suhb-kos-tuh, -kaw-stuh] /sʌbˈkɒs tə, -ˈkɔ stə/
noun, plural subcostae
[suhb-kos-tee, -kaw-stee] /sʌbˈkɒs ti, -ˈkɔ sti/ (Show IPA)
1.
a longitudinal vein in the anterior portion of the wing of an insect.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin; see sub-, costa
Related forms
subcostal, adjective
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  • The costa is unbroken and the subcosta is apparent on the insect.

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