Sub*cos"tal (?), a. Anat. & Zool.

Situated below the costas, or ribs; as, the subcostal muscles.

⇒ The subcostal muscles are distinct from, and within, the intercostal.


© Webster 1913.

Sub*cos"tal, n.

1. Anat.

A subcostal muscle.

2. Zool.

One of the principal nervures of the wings of an insect. It is situated next beneath or behind the costal. See Nervure.


© Webster 1913.

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