intercostal definition

  • adjective:
    • situated or occurring between the ribs.
    • amongst the ribs of an animal or individual.
    • amongst the ribs of a boat.
    • involving the ribs; regarding, or made by, the parts involving the ribs.
    • situated or occurring amongst the ribs
  • noun:
    • an area, muscle, or component situated between the ribs.
    • The intercostal muscle tissue.
    • a thing that is involving the ribs of an animal.
    • Hull strengthening placed between structures or bulkheads of a boat.
    • An intercostal framework, as an artery, and particularly a muscle; an intercostalis.
    • muscles between your ribs; they contract during inspiration
  • others:
    • Situated or intervening between consecutive ribs of the identical region of the body: as, intercostal muscles, vessels, spaces.
    • In metal ship-building, noting a structural user made up of many quick pieces fitted in the areas between a few other constant structural people which it crosses: as, an intercostal floorplate, one out of that the flooring is in brief pieces amongst the longitudinals; an intercostal keelson, intercostal longitudinal, one out of quick pieces between the frames; an intercostal angle-bar, intercostal seam-strap, one out of quick pieces between structures or deck-beams, etc.

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