Skip to main content
Select Source:

costa

costa
1. In corals, an external projection of a septum beyond a corallite wall, forming a rib.

2. A rib-like thickening of a shell, extending from the umbo to the margins in brachiopod (Brachiopoda) and lamellibranch (Bivalvia) shells. In gastropods (Gastropoda) the thickening of the shell usually runs either axially or spirally, and thus there may be axial or spiral costae.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"costa." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"costa." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costa

"costa." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved October 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costa

costa

costa One of the main longitudinal veins, which generally forms the leading edge of an insect wing.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"costa." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"costa." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costa-1

"costa." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved October 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costa-1

costa

costa (pl. costae) A ridge, midrib, or vein.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"costa." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"costa." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costa-0

"costa." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved October 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costa-0

Costa

Costaall-nighter, biter, blighter, fighter, igniter, inciter, indicter, inviter, lighter, mitre (US miter), overnighter, reciter, righter, sighter, smiter, writer •shyster • rhymester • backbiter •expediter • prizefighter • dogfighter •bullfighter • gunfighter • lamplighter •highlighter • downlighter •moonlighter • uplighter • firelighter •screenwriter • scriptwriter •copywriter • signwriter • typewriter •songwriter • ghostwriter •underwriter •blotter, cotta, cottar, dotter, gotta, hotter, jotter, knotter, otter, pelota, plotter, potter, ricotta, rotter, spotter, squatter, terracotta, totter, trotter •crofter •concocter, doctor, proctor •Volta • prompter • wanter •adopter, dioptre •Costa, coster, defroster, foster, Gloucester, impostor, paternoster, roster •lobster, mobster •oxter • monster • songster •witchdoctor • helicopter •teleprompter • globetrotter

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Costa." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Costa." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costa

"Costa." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved October 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costa