American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and function of bones.
- n. The bone structure or system of an animal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of anatomy which treats of bone or of bones.
- n. anatomy the scientific study of the morphology and pathology of bones
- n. anatomy the bone structure of a particular individual, or species
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The science which treats of the bones of the vertebrate skeleton.
- n. the branch of anatomy that studies the bones of the vertebrate skeleton
- osteo- + -logy (Wiktionary)
“And in Africa what striking differences of complexion exist between the Negro of the plains and of the mountains, even whilst the osteology is the same, therefore I pass over the hair and skin of the Australian as parts too much subjected to the influence of climate to afford means of legitimate deduction.”
“In the Warren Museum of Anatomy Dr. Dwight arranged a section of osteology which is considered the best in existence, and he enjoyed an international reputation as an anatomist.”
“I see, however, that someone like me, who has only a basic anthropological knowledge of osteology, should probably start with a more, shall we say, user-friendly text.”
“Temperance Brennan leads us down a delicate spiderweb of metaphors and adjectives, all of which make you forget that you're reading about osteology and decomposition.”
“The work can be ardous and is usually of painstaking character, requiring infinite patience, skill, and a knowledge of animal osteology.”
“She stopped at a cubicle in the osteology section and deposited the jar.”
“The Swedish blog Testimony of the Spade which touches on subjects concerning archaeology, osteology and cultural heritage conjures up this latest volume.”
“He noted that fossils, osteology and preliminary biochemical data all provided supportive evidence for this novel hypothesis, though unfortunately he only ever published an abstract on it, and a full paper has yet to appear.”
“I've seen a recent study based on osteology "behavior and ecology" which seems to agree with molecular studies on the paraphyletic and basal nature of terrestrial cuckoos, that arboreal cuckoos are derived and monophyletic, and that brood parasitism evolved twice in Cuculiformes.”
“Phylogenetic analysis of Cuculiformes (Aves) based on osteology, behavior and ecology: systematics and evolutionary implications.”
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