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bone

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noun, often attributive \ˈbōn\

Medical Definition of bone

  1. 1:  one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate <a shoulder bone> <the bones of the arm>

  2. 2:  any of various hard animal substances or structures (as baleen or ivory) akin to or resembling bone

  3. 3:  the hard largely calcareous connective tissue of which the adult skeleton of most vertebrates is chiefly composed <cancellous bone> <compact bone>—compare cartilage 1



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