costotransverse ligament n.
noun 1. cost in excess of that originally estimated or budgeted, especially in a government contract: Additional funds had to be allocated to cover the cost overrun on the new fighter plane.
costovertebral cos·to·ver·te·bral (kŏs’tō-vûr’tə-brəl, -vər-tē’brəl) adj. Of or relating to the ribs and the thoracic vertebrae with which they articulate; vertebrocostal.
costoxiphoid cos·to·xiph·oid (kŏs’tō-zĭf’oid’) adj. Relating to the ribs and the xiphoid cartilage of the sternum.
[kawst-pluhs, kost-] /ˈkɔstˈplʌs, ˈkɒst-/ adjective 1. paid or providing for payment based on the cost of production plus an agreed-upon fee or rate of profit, as certain government contracts. 2. of or relating to a cost-plus arrangement or contract. noun 1.