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

osteology

play
noun os·te·ol·o·gy \ˌäs-tē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of osteology

  1. 1 :  a branch of anatomy dealing with the bones

  2. 2 :  the bony structure of an organism

os·te·o·log·i·cal play \-tē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
os·te·ol·o·gist play \-tē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin of osteology

New Latin osteologia, from Greek, description of bones, from oste- + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1670


Medical Dictionary

osteology

play
noun os·te·ol·o·gy \ˌäs-tē-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of osteology

plural os·te·ol·o·gies

  1. 1:  a branch of anatomy dealing with the bones

  2. 2:  the bony structure of an organism

  3. os·te·o·log·i·cal \-tē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective




Learn More about osteology


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ