[ kaw-stuh ]
/ ˈkɔ stə /
Lú·cio [loo-syoo] /ˈlu syu/, 1902–98, Brazilian architect, chief designer of Brasilia.
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/ (ˈkɒstə) /
noun plural -tae (-tiː)
the technical name for rib 1 (def. 1)
a riblike part, such as the midrib of a plant leaf
Word Origin for costa
C19: from Latin: rib, side, wall
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Spanish costa "coast," from same Latin source as English coast (n.). Used in Britain from 1960s in jocular formations (costa geriatrica, costa del crime, etc.) in imitation of the names of Spanish tourist destinations.
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[ kŏs′tə ]
n. pl. cos•tae (-tē)
A rodlike internal supporting organelle that runs along the base of the undulating membrane of certain flagellate parasites.basal rod
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[ kŏs′tə ]
Plural costae (kŏs′tē)
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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