a = adjective

n = noun

v = verb


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a  costal area: pertaining to the area of the costa, that part just behind the front margin of the wing in insects
a  costal break: a point on the costa where the vein appears broken or weakened
a  costal margin: the front margin of the wing

Plant Identification Terminology

  James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris
 A useful glossary that clearly explains and illustrates myriad confusing terms likely to turn up in botanical reference sources.

A marvelous resource for anyone who wishes to familiarize themselves with plant identification keys, this volume (Second Edition) assembles a visual glossary of botanical terms. The first section presents the alphabetical glossary of some 2,400 terms commonly used in plant description and identification. The second part groups related terms to facilitate study and comparison. Illustrated with clear b&w line drawings.