costo-, cost-, costi- +
(Latin: rib, ribs; side; coast)
Anchoring a lung to a rib.
Relating to the ribs and the scapula.
Pertaining to the ribs and the sternum.
Operation to correct a malformation of the anterior chest by using a portion of a rib to support the sternum.
costosuperior (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the upper ribs of the body.
An instrument, knife or shears, designed for cutting through a rib.
costotomy (s) (noun), costotomies (pl)
A surgical incision or division of a rib or part of one.
Excision of a part of a rib with the transverse process of a vertebra.
A reference to a rib and a vertebra.
From French cotelette, literally "little rib", ultimately from Latin costa, "rib". The modern spelling reflects the idea of a "small cut" (of meat). Now, one of its meanings is a flat, boneless piece of meat that will serve one person.
Having bent ribs.
Relating to the ilium and the ribs; denoting muscles passing between the two parts.
Below the rib.
Situated between the ribs; such as, the intercostal muscles, nerves, arteries, etc.
On the inner surface of the ribs.