[kos-teyn] /ˈkɒs teɪn/

Thomas Bertram, 1885–1965, U.S. novelist, historian, and editor, born in Canada.


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    [kos-tl, kaws-tl] /ˈkɒs tl, ˈkɔs tl/ adjective 1. Anatomy. pertaining to the ribs or the upper sides of the body: costal nerves. 2. Botany, Zoology. pertaining to, involving, or situated near a . adj. “pertaining to the ribs,” 1630s, from French costal (16c.), from Medieval Latin costalis, from costa “a rib” (see coast (n.)).

  • Costal angle

    costal angle n. See angle of rib.

  • Costal arch

    costal arch n. The portion of the lower opening of the chest formed by the cartilages of the seventh to tenth ribs.

  • Costal cartilage

    costal cartilage n. The cartilage forming the anterior continuation of a rib.

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