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osteology

noun os·te·ol·o·gy \ˌäs-tē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of OSTEOLOGY

1
:  a branch of anatomy dealing with the bones
2
:  the bony structure of an organism
os·te·o·log·i·cal \-tē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
os·te·ol·o·gist \-tē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of OSTEOLOGY

New Latin osteologia, from Greek, description of bones, from oste- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1670

osteology

noun os·te·ol·o·gy \ˌäs-tē-ˈäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural os·te·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of OSTEOLOGY

1
:  a branch of anatomy dealing with the bones
2
:  the bony structure of an organism
os·te·o·log·i·cal \-tē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

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