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bony

adjective \ˈbō-nē\

: resembling bone

: full of bones

: having large or noticeable bones

bon·i·erbon·i·est

Full Definition of BONY

1
a :  consisting of bone
b :  resembling bone
2
a :  full of bones <a bony piece of fish>
b :  having prominent bones <a rugged bony face>
3
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

BONIEST Defined for Kids

bony

adjective \ˈbō-nē\
bon·i·erbon·i·est

Definition of BONY for Kids

1
:  of or relating to bone <a bony growth>
2
:  like bone especially in hardness <bony material>
3
:  having bones and especially large or noticeable bones <a bony fish> <bony hands>
4
:  very thin <He is tall and bony.>
Medical Dictionary

bony

adjective
bon·i·erbon·i·est

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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