Words nearby costo-
WORDS THAT USE COSTO-
What does costo- mean?
Costo- comes from the Latin costa, meaning “rib, side.” The word costa was borrowed directly into English as a term for a “rib,” among other senses. The Latin costa is also the source of the word coast. Explore more at our entry for coast.
What are variants of costo-?
Examples of costo-
One example of a medical term that features the combining form costo- is costotomy, “incision of a rib.”
The first part of the word, costo-, means “rib,” as we know. But what about –tomy? The combining form -tomy means “cutting, incision.” Costotomy literally translates to “rib cutting.”
What are some words that use the combining form costo-?
What are some other forms that costo- may be commonly confused with?
The word cost, meaning “price,” is not related to the combining form costo- meaning “rib.” It comes from a different Latin root related to the word constant. Learn more at our entries for cost and constant.
How to use costo- in a sentence
They are most commonly met with in the tibia and in the ribs at the costo-chondral junctions.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Breathing, according to its form of production, is: Costal or combined; diaphragmatic; costo-diaphragmatic.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
The artery will then be felt pulsating, but hidden by the costo-coracoid membrane, which acts as its sheath.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
The costo-transverse ligaments bind the ribs to the transverse processes of the thoracic vertebrae.
The ligaments which connect them are called costo-central, and are two in number.