osseous

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adjective os·se·ous \ ˈä-sē-əs \

Definition of osseous

:bony 1

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Origin and Etymology of osseous

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


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osseous

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adjective os·se·ous \ ˈäs-ē-əs \

medical Definition of osseous

:of, relating to, or composed of bone

osseously

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