intercostal

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intercostal

[¦in·tər¦käst·əl]
(anatomy)
Situated or occurring between adjacent ribs.
(naval architecture)
Situated or fitted between adjacent members of a ship's frame.

intercostal

intercostal
A structural member that runs between ribs. Intercostals are not load-bearing members but act as local skin formers and stiffeners and are used to stiffen skin between the bulkhead and other major structural components.