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  • adj. Of or relating to osteology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as osteologic.


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  • The osteological remnants of these toes can be found in the foot bones of modern horses.

    Tracking Equine Evolution

  • They are currently studying the osteological remains for indications of trauma, which would perhaps point to a mass persecution rather than disease, but have found no such evidence.

    Martyrs or Imperial Guard?

  • A new species of Nesolagus (Lagomorpha, Leporidae) from Vietnam with osteological description.

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma

  • Monophyly and phylogeny of cuckoos (Aves, Cuculidae) inferred from osteological characters.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • Response directed at Mike: the 'fossa' I was referring to is not the osteological concavity that you are thinking of, but the Madagascan euplerid carnivoran Cryptoprocta ferox.

    Giant hoatzins of doom

  • In a study of osteological and soft-tissue characters, Mayr & Clarke (2003) also found gruiforms to be polyphyletic: rails, trumpeters and cranes (referred to from hereon as the ‘gruiform core’) were one of the most basal groups within Neoaves, bustards were without close relatives, and seriemas formed a clade with … .. hoatzins.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • The collection of osteological material from Machu Picchu.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • The result of the combined exertions of Messrs. Savage and Wilson was not only the obtaining of a very full account of the habits of this new creature, but a still more important service to science, the enabling the excellent American anatomist already mentioned, Professor Wyman, to describe, from ample materials, the distinctive osteological characters of the new form.


  • By means of osteological comparisonswe were able to identify this newt as the primitive and supposedly extinct newt,

    The War with the Newts

  • The two most distinguishable osteological differences between reptiles and mammals, however, have never been bridged by a transitional series.

    What a difference a day makes. - The Panda's Thumb


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  • The rails and the coot "were fascinating objects in their mere outward form, but they also promised osteological peculiarities..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Truelove, 156

    March 11, 2008