a rib or riblike part.
the midrib of a leaf in mosses.
Also called costal vein . a vein, usually marginal, in the anterior portion of the wing of certain insects.
Also called costal margin. the anterior edge or border of the wing of certain insects.
- pseu·do·cos·ta, noun, plural pseu·do·cos·tae.
Other definitions for Costa (2 of 2)
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How to use costa in a sentence
As occupants of safe blue seats, Case and costa would seem like natural targets.What Drove 9 Moderate House Democrats To Hold Up Their Party’s Agenda? | Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com) | August 30, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
costa, who is an expert on tsunami deposits, says that reconstructing the lay of the seafloor at that time of the impact and conducting experiments could help unravel the origins of the structures found by Kinsland’s team.Dinosaur-killing asteroid may have made Earth’s largest ripple marks | Nikk Ogasa | July 29, 2021 | Science News
The sweeping scale and intimate access to political heavyweights—costa spends time in cars and at home with Rousseff and Lula—are impressive.
What Tobar and costa noted is that other arrangements of matter generate different paths through spacetime that loop back to the original position, and significantly, also back to the original time.This Tenet Shows Time Travel May Be Possible - Issue 98: Mind | Sidney Perkowitz | March 24, 2021 | Nautilus
The unexpected finding by Tobar and costa is that under certain broad conditions, not just one but multiple CTCs exist and trace different paths as they loop back to the same point in spacetime.This Tenet Shows Time Travel May Be Possible - Issue 98: Mind | Sidney Perkowitz | March 24, 2021 | Nautilus
President of costa Rica Oscar Arias laid a calming hand on 1980s El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize | P. J. O’Rourke | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Switzerland, New Zealand, and costa Rica cannot hold back the New Chaos.
And costa Rica, for a host of historical reasons, has always been more stable than its neighbors.
But even the costa Concordia tragedy has its own subtle racism.
None of this is to say that the wreck and salvage of the costa Concordia should have received less attention.
Signer costa was at the Festival in 1829, and he afterwards appeared on the stage at the Royal.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The underside of the upper wings have the costa and summit covered with spots and minute incontinuous lines of a yellowish colour.
The upper ones have their costa blackish, and a triangular border at their extremity rather dentated on the inside.
De costa's defence of the genuineness of the accounts referred to is simple and to the point.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
Both he and his wife remained residents of Contra costa county, California, until called to their final rest.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for costa
the technical name for rib 1 (def. 1)
a riblike part, such as the midrib of a plant leaf
- costal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for costa
A rib or a riblike part, such as the midrib of a leaf or a thickened anterior vein or margin of an insect's wing.
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