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unicostate

[ yoo-ni-kos-teyt, -kaw-steyt ]
/ ˌyu nɪˈkɒs teɪt, -ˈkɔ steɪt /
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adjective
having only one costa, rib, or ridge.
Botany. (of a leaf) having only one primary or prominent rib, the midrib.
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Origin of unicostate

First recorded in 1840–50; uni- + costate
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British Dictionary definitions for unicostate

unicostate
/ (ˌjuːnɪˈkɒsteɪt) /

adjective
biology having only one rib or riblike partunicostate leaves
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