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costate

[ kos-tuht, kaw-steyt ]
/ ˈkɒs tət, ˈkɔ steɪt /
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adjective
Anatomy. having ribs.
(of mosses) having a midrib or costa.
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Origin of costate

1810–20; <Latin costātus having ribs, ribbed, equivalent to cost(a) rib + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM costate

mul·ti·cos·tate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for costate

costate
/ (ˈkɒsteɪt) /

adjective
anatomy having ribs
(of leaves) having veins or ridges, esp parallel ones

Word Origin for costate

C19: from Late Latin costātus, from Latin costa rib
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