costate

[kos-tuh t, kaw-steyt]

Origin of costate

1810–20; < Latin costātus having ribs, ribbed, equivalent to cost(a) rib + -ātus -ate1
Related formsmul·ti·cos·tate, adjective
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costate

adjective
  1. anatomy having ribs
  2. (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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