Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

osseous

play
adjective os·se·ous \ˈä-sē-əs\

Definition of osseous

  1. :  bony 1



Origin of osseous

Latin osseus, from oss-, os bone; akin to Greek osteon bone, Sanskrit asthi


First Known Use: 1682


Medical Dictionary

osseous

play
adjective os·se·ous \ˈäs-ē-əs\

Medical Definition of osseous

  1. :  of, relating to, or composed of bone

osseously adverb



Learn More about osseous


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up osseous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt oily angry maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ