costate

[ kos-tuh t, kaw-steyt ]
/ ˈkɒs tət, ˈkɔ steɪt /

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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