adjective \ˈbō-nē\

: resembling bone

: full of bones

: having large or noticeable bones


Full Definition of BONY

a :  consisting of bone
b :  resembling bone
a :  full of bones <a bony piece of fish>
b :  having prominent bones <a rugged bony face>
a :  skinny, scrawny
b :  barren, lean

Variants of BONY

bony also bon·ey \ˈbō-nē\

Examples of BONY

  1. a bony piece of fish
  2. <that bony old horse may have been deliberately starved>

First Known Use of BONY

14th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with BONY


adjective    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BONY

:  consisting of or resembling bone <bony prominences of the skull>

Variants of BONY

bony also bon·ey \ˈbō-nē\


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