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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Literally, a thickening of the bone: specifically applied to an increase in the amount of the bony network or reticulum that more or less completely fills the long bones of some animals, notably the elephant among mammals and Dinornis among birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A thickening of the bones of the ribs and vertebrae

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