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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ter·cos·tal /ˌɪntɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·ter·cos·tal /ˌɪntɝˈkɑstḷ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·cos·tal a. Anat. & Physiol. Between the ribs; pertaining to, or produced by, the parts between the ribs; as, intercostal respiration, in which the chest is alternately enlarged and contracted by the intercostal muscles.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : located or occurring between the ribs; "intercostal muscles"
      n : muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration
          [syn: intercostal muscle, musculus intercostalis]