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

  • adj. Resembling bone.
  • n. The bone matrix, especially before calcification.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of bone; bonelike
  • n. An organic matrix of protein and polysaccharides, secreted by osteoblasts, that becomes bone after mineralization

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling bone; bonelike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling bone; bony; osseous.


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