Examples of bony in a Sentence
a bony piece of fish
that bony old horse may have been deliberately starved
Recent Examples of bony from the Web
Acetylcholine binds to receptors in your brain that send signals to the lachrymal glands—small glands that live beneath the bony rim of your eyes, explains Dr. Chan.
Many of them are cosmetic: a pair of bony bat wings, a teensy little golem pet, etc.
The new fossils showed key features that classify Razana as a crocodile relative, such as nostrils facing to the front of the snout, lower jaw formation and a bony palate, as well as teeth and teeth sockets that expanded sideways.
Essentially, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe.
People in central Harlem ate more domestic chicken than those in Flushing and Chinatown, who ate more species of bony fish and mollusks.
Animals with bony growths known as horns—rhinos, rams, impala—tend to grow them young and keep them their whole life.
This part of the Mediterranean, which brims with lovely little bony sea critters, doesn’t have the great tuna and swordfish of Sicily.
For hundreds of years scientists have only been able to guess that sharks probably had some bony fish ancestors.
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First Known Use of bony
BONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bony for English Language Learners
: resembling bone
: full of bones
: having large or noticeable bones
BONY Defined for Kids
Definition of bony for Students
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 Definition of bony
: consisting of or resembling bone bony prominences of the skull
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