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Adjective: intercostal  ,in-tu(r)'kós-t(u)l
  1. (anatomy) located or occurring between the ribs
    "intercostal muscles"
Noun: intercostal  ,in-tu(r)'kós-t(u)l
  1. Muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration
    - intercostal muscle, musculus intercostalis

Derived forms: intercostals

Type of: skeletal muscle, striated muscle

Encyclopedia: Intercostal