Definition of subcosta in English:

subcosta

noun

Entomology
  • A principal vein in the basic pattern of insect wing venation, located in the anterior part of the wing posterior to the costa and anterior to the radius.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Catalogue Specimens Neuropterous Insects. From sub- + costa, after subcostal.

Pronunciation

subcosta

/ˌsʌbˈkɒstə/