Meaning of intercostal

in•ter•cos•tal

Pronunciation: (in"tur-kos'tl, -kô'stl), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to muscles, parts, or intervals between the ribs.
  2. situated between the ribs.
  3. noting a structural member situated between or divided by continuous members, as frames or keelsons.
—n.
  1. an intercostal muscle, member, or space.
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