from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- As regards bones; in respect of bones.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
While all these factors contribute to the strength of a given joint, one or other of them usually predominates, so that certain joints are osseously strong, others are ligamentously strong, while a few depend chiefly upon adjacent muscles for their stability.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.