Definition of intercostal in English:

intercostal

Pronunciation /ˌin(t)ərˈkästəl/ /ˌɪn(t)ərˈkɑstəl/

adjective

Anatomy
  • Situated between the ribs.

    ‘the fifth left intercostal space’
    • ‘The diaphragm electrode was inserted at the ventral end of the seventh or eighth intercostal space.’
    • ‘There were 3 smaller satellite lesions occupying the left first, fifth, and eighth intercostal spaces.’
    • ‘Referral to a subspecialist also may be considered for patients who have more generalized pain related to irritation of a thoracic or intercostal nerve root.’
    • ‘A left posterolateral thoracotomy was performed in the 5th intercostal space.’
    • ‘There were extremely large and tortuous intercostal arteries.’

noun

Anatomy
  • A muscle situated between the ribs.

    ‘Fold your left leg over your right knee and cross over with your elbows to hit the transverse abdominus, intercostals and obliques.’
    ‘Another name for something similar to Tietze's syndrome is costal chondritis, which is the inflammation of the intercostals between the ribs.’

Pronunciation

intercostal

/ˌin(t)ərˈkästəl/ /ˌɪn(t)ərˈkɑstəl/