[suhb-kos-tuh, -kaw-stuh]
noun, plural subcostae [suhb-kos-tee, -kaw-stee] .
a longitudinal vein in the anterior portion of the wing of an insect.

1860–65; < Neo-Latin; see sub-, costa

subcostal, adjective Unabridged
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The costa is unbroken and the subcosta is apparent on the insect.
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