Flexicostate \Flex`i*cos"tate\, a. [L. flexus bent + E. costate.] (Anat.) Having bent or curved ribs. [1913 Webster]

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  • flexicostate — (flɛksɪˈkɒsteɪt) [f. flexi combining form of L. flex us, pa. pple of flectĕre to bend + costate.] ‘Having bent ribs’ (1846 Smart). Hence in later Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

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