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intercostal


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intercostal  \In`ter*cos"tal\,  a.  (Anat.  &  Physiol.) 
  Between  the  ribs;  pertaining  to  or  produced  by  the  parts 
  between  the  ribs;  as  intercostal  respiration,  in  which  the 
  chest  is  alternately  enlarged  and  contracted  by  the 
  intercostal  muscles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intercostal 
  adj  :  (anatomy)  located  or  occurring  between  the  ribs; 
  "intercostal  muscles" 
  n  :  muscles  between  the  ribs;  they  contract  during  inspiration 
  [syn:  {intercostal  muscle},  {musculus  intercostalis}] 




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