Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy: Pertaining to the ribs or the side of the body: as, costal nerves.
- Bearing ribs; costiferous: applied to those vertebræ which bear ribs, and to that part of the sternum to which ribs are attached.
- In entomology, pertaining to the costa or anterior edge of an insect's wing; situated on or near the costa.
- In botany, pertaining to the costa or midrib of a leaf or frond.
- Certain parts of the sternum with which the ribs articulate. They are very prominent in passerine birds. See cut under carinate.
- n. In the articulate crinoids, the lateral plates of the calyx, often fused together.
- n. One of the bony plates borne upon and fusing with the external face of the ribs to form the greater portion of the carapace in turtles. These plates are lacking in the lyre-turtle, Sphargis, and certain related extinct forms. See cut under
carapace. Also called pleuralia.
- adj. Pertaining to a rib.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Pertaining to the ribs or the sides of the body.
- adj. (Bot. & Zoöl.) Relating to a costa, or rib.
- adj. of or relating to or near a rib
“In women the action of the ribs as they rise and fall, is emphasized more than in men, and this we call costal breathing.”
“They actually have Toro, and several other that I have only seen in DC or other "costal" towns that can get it easily.”
“For example, areas where pinnipeds seals and sea lions have pupping grounds, and often costal points outside of kelp beds, are "hot spots" off California, says Professor Cailliet.”
“However, I think it is best just to forget them entirely and focus on the real issue of whether or not there is likely to be a rise in sea levels or hurricane intensity and what this will do to the costal poor.”
“Probably the last time I was there was in the late 70's to drive through the mountains to get to Xalapa, supposedly to avoid the "terrible" pot holed costal roads just to find blind curved pot holed nearly vertical ones.”
“In San Cristobal de las Casas you can buy them by the costal full at the market as the indigenous use them in the churches as carpet.”
“Bolivia and Ecuador are also threatened by glacier melt and Colombia's costal and riverside cities are being wiped out by floods and landslides - disasters that are only expected to get worse, according to a study by the Pew Center on Climate Change.”
“Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A mini bus laden with suitcases drives out of the costal city of Benghazi past a rebel checkpoint, as people flee the city fearing an attack by forces loyal to Col.”
“A boy plays outside his home in in Xi Di Tou near the costal city of Tianjin.”
“Brooks, who is a member of that much depleted species the Moderate Republican, had some fun at the expense of the conceits of the US's costal elites – their obsession with working out, their love of extravagantly utilitarian kitchens, their horror of formality.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘costal’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
A hodgepodge, jumble, jambalaya, *gallimaufry, circus and tent revival of plant anatomy and morphology terms and phrases - its a big tent, and no tickets are required.
"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
A roster of adjectives that infrequently surface in typical conversation and writing. Many are dredged from scientific or other technical jargon or sieved from examples of disused archaic forms.
I'm especially fond of ones written by Charles Sanders Peirce.
Looking for tweets for costal.