Definition of Costate

1. Adjective. (of the surface) having a rough, riblike texture.

Exact synonyms: Ribbed
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth



2. Adjective. Having ribs.
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Similar to: Ribbed

Definition of Costate

1. a. Having ribs, or the appearance of ribs; (Bot.) having one or more longitudinal ribs.

Definition of Costate

1. having a rib or ribs [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Costate

costal surface of scapula
costal tuberosity
costalgia
costally
costals
costamere
costameres
costar
costard
costardmonger
costardmongers
costards
costarred
costarring
costars
costate (current term)
costated
costatolide
coste
costean
costeaned
costeaning
costeanings
costeans
costectomy
costed
costen
coster
costermonger
costermongers

Literary usage of Costate

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1. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1916)
"costate to the middle, costa narrow. Fruit has never been reported. ... The leaves are costate more than half way. Plants usually large, forming loose mats. ..."

2. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter, Aven Nelson (1909)
"Achenes narrow, 5-10-costate, with elongating soft and white pappus. 1. Petasites sagittate Gray ... Achenes linear, more or less 5-10-costate or angled. ..."

3. A Monograph of the Ammonites of the "Inferior Oolite Series,": (Stages by Sydney Savory Buckman (1907)
"338, 385, 395 Costata stock, 336 costate and striate stages, xxxviii costate, ... 448 ; species, xxxvi costate stage, species, xx.xvi ; examples of, ..."

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