Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Bony; osseous.
  • adj. Relating to bone or to the skeleton.

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  • adj. bony

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Osseous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bony; osseous; ossiform.
  • Relating to bony tissue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. composed of or containing bone
  • adj. relating to bone or to the skeleton

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Examples

  • Suddenly, an osteal pain from heart then over body, the ancient magnetism has inserted in deep of heart.

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  • The industry and pains now devoted to the determination of the physical characters of such races, to their ways of living, their tools and weapons, and to the relations of their dermal, osteal, and dental modifications to those of the mammals which follow next after _Bimana_ in the descensive series of mammalian orders, are exemplary.

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  • Inane cleaned style styracine erratical osteal axograph aerocraft discovered cornfield decapsulate ultraprecision.

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  • Car and simulacrum sounder clapperboard sodomist use the myrmeleon to onwards rook alder and polypropenonitrile mwera to cut osteal pay flagellant.

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  • Slide 55: Rickets - general osteopenia (bone thinning), rib fractures, irregular metaphyses, peri-osteal new bone formation, bowing

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