osseous

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

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Examples of osseous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All three children have an extremely rare genetic disease called Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia, or SIOD, that often destroys a person’s ability to fight off infection and leads to kidney failure. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 15 June 2022 According to the grand jury indictment, the Arch brothers filed 171 false claims for osseous surgeries with Medicaid between January 2015 and September 2017 for an amount totaling more than $350,000 in reimbursements. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 26 Aug. 2021 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, 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 25 Sep. 2022.

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osseous

adjective
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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