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intercostal

 [in″ter-kos´tal]
between two ribs.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·ter·cos·tal

(in'tĕr-kos'tăl),
Between the ribs.
[inter- + L. costa, rib]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

intercostal

(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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in·ter·cos·tal

(in'tĕr-kos'tăl)
Between the ribs.
[inter- + L. costa, rib]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

intercostal

Lying between adjacent ribs, as in the case of the respiratory INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES and the intercostal arteries, veins and nerves.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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