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Definition 1: any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates) - [noun denoting body]

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(costa is a kind of ...) rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

(... is a kind of costa ) one of the first seven ribs in a human being which attach to the sternum

(costa is a part of ...) the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration

(costa belongs to category ...) animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium

Definition 2: a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing) - [noun denoting body]

(costa is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

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