precostal

precostal

 [pre-kos´t'l]
in front of the 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.

pre·cos·tal

(prē-kos'tăl),
Anterior to the ribs.
[pre- + L. costa, rib]
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Protergum, medial dorsal length 0.36-0.58 mm ([bar.x] = 0.49 [+ or -] 0.06 mm), widest posteriorly, bearing 4 prominent sensilla anterolaterally and posterior to antecostal suture, with a precostal inflection widest laterally (Fig.