subcosta

[suhb-kos-tuh, -kaw-stuh]
noun, plural sub·cos·tae [suhb-kos-tee, -kaw-stee] /sʌbˈkɒs ti, -ˈkɔ sti/.
  1. a longitudinal vein in the anterior portion of the wing of an insect.

Origin of subcosta

From New Latin, dating back to 1860–65; see origin at sub-, costa
Related formssub·cos·tal, adjective
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