subcostal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ costal

Adjective[edit]

subcostal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Below a rib or the ribs

Noun[edit]

subcostal (plural subcostals)

  1. (anatomy) A subcostal muscle.
  2. (zoology) One of the principal nervures of the wings of an insect. It is situated next beneath or behind the costal.