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English noun: costa

1. costa (body) a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing)

Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

2. costa (body) any 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)


Broader (hypernym)bone, os

Narrower (hyponym)true rib

Part holonymcostal cartilage

Part meronymcraniate, vertebrate

Domain categorycraniate, vertebrate

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