American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Bony; osseous.
- adj. Relating to bone or to the skeleton.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bony; osseous; ossiform.
- Relating to bony tissue.
- adj. bony
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Osseous.
- adj. composed of or containing bone
- adj. relating to bone or to the skeleton
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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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