os·​se·​ous | \ ˈä-sē-əs How to pronounce osseous (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web During that same period, she was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of dwarfism called Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia (SIOD), which is also fatal. Andy Kopsa, Cosmopolitan, "What It's Like to Raise a Child With a Terminal Illness in America," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of osseous

circa 1682, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osseous

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

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“Osseous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osseous. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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os·​se·​ous | \ ˈäs-ē-əs How to pronounce osseous (audio) \

Medical Definition of osseous

: of, relating to, or composed of bone

Other Words from osseous

osseously adverb

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