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Intercostal



[in-ter-kos-tl, -kaw-stl] /ˌɪn tərˈkɒs tl, -ˈkɔ stl/

adjective
1.
pertaining to muscles, parts, or intervals between the ribs.
2.
situated between the ribs.
3.
Shipbuilding. noting a structural member situated between or divided by continuous members, as frames or keelsons.
noun
4.
an intercostal muscle, member, or space.
/ˌɪntəˈkɒstəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) between the ribs: intercostal muscles
adj.

“between the ribs,” 1590s; see inter- + costal.

intercostal in·ter·cos·tal (ĭn’tər-kŏs’təl)
adj.
Located or occurring between the ribs. n.
A space, muscle, or part situated between the ribs.

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