from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Concerning only the osteological aspects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- According to osteology; as regards the bony system.
One guy got up to give a paper on bone pathology and was listing disabilities visible in archaeological materials and in between arthritis and healed bone breaks was Raynaud's which, fwiw suggests that yes, your toe bones will lose density in osteologically visible ways.
In view of both the discovery of cryptic diversity and the transformation of ‘subspecies’, and keeping in mind that a significant percentage of extant species are all but indistinguishable osteologically, it is a safe assumption that any measure of diversity among fossil species is an under-estimate.
Undertaken by physical anthropologist Alan Mann and a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the study of 884 bone fragments belonging to some 75 individuals showed that the Neandertal population was "osteologically healthy" aside from suffering from normal biomechanical wear due to day-to-day activities such as food-getting, aging, and injury.
Another equally striking case is that of the Indian humped and the common cattle, species which differ osteologically, and also in habits, form, voice, and constitution, so that they are by no means closely allied; yet Mr. Darwin assures us that he has received decisive evidence that the hybrids between these are perfectly fertile _inter se_.
Mexican drawings, and continues thus: "If we examine osteologically the skulls of the natives of America, we see that there is no race on the globe in which the frontal bone is more flattened or which have less forehead. [
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