Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

costate

[kos-tuh t, kaw-steyt] /ˈkɒs tət, ˈkɔ steɪt/
adjective
1.
Anatomy. having ribs.
2.
(of mosses) having a midrib or costa.
Origin of costate
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin costātus having ribs, ribbed, equivalent to cost(a) rib + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
multicostate, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for costate
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for costate

costate

/ˈkɒsteɪt/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) having ribs
2.
(of leaves) having veins or ridges, esp parallel ones
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin costātus, from Latin costa rib
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for costate

Word Value for costate

9
10
Scrabble Words With Friends