HyperDic: costa

English > 2 senses of the word costa:
NOUNbodycostaa riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing)
bodycosta, ribany of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
costa > pronunciation
Soundskao'stah
RhymesAlberta ... zeta: 71 rhymes with tah...
English > costa: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing).
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Adjectivescostalof or relating to or near a rib
English > costa: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningAny of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates).
Synonymrib
Categoryvertebrate, craniateanimals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
Part ofvertebrate, craniateanimals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
Partscostal cartilageThe cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs
Narrowertrue ribOne of the first seven ribs in a human being which attach to the sternum
Broaderbone, osrigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
Spanishcostilla
Catalancostella
Adjectivescostalof or relating to or near a rib

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