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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of bone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. resembling bone.

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

  • adj. resembling bone


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bone +‎ -like


  • He became an expert in bonelike structures built by layering materials with different properties, a technique called shape-deposition manufacturing.

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  • Tessa runs her hand along the rounded bonelike instrument.

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  • This was, she had ex - plained, merely an extension of her natural ability to harden her substance into bonelike or hornlike rigidity.

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  • It was a brute of a mutant bear with long bonelike spikes rising from its back.

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  • I stuffed Eva's lace pillow inside, hiding the threads, the lace, and the bonelike bobbins that were swinging like tiny Poe pendulums.

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  • The sarcophagus clutched something in his hands, too, something small, bonelike, and curved.


  • Ivory, horn, and tortoiseshell are all made of bonelike material that does best in conditions of moderate temperature and humidity around 50 percent relative humidity and around 68°F.


  • Lieberman looked at the growth patterns of a bonelike tissue called cementum, which is continuously deposited around the roots of mammalian teeth.

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  • The bonelike columns that can be seen in Gaudí's drawings and models for his Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, on which he began to work in 1884, reappear in Calatrava's unexecuted scheme of 1991 for the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York.

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  • For in birds, as already has been said, the purposes of nutrition and defence are fulfilled by a bonelike beak, which forms a compound substitute for teeth and lips.

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