osteology

noun os·te·ol·o·gy \ ˌä-stē-ˈä-lə-jē \

Definition of osteology

1 : a branch of anatomy dealing with the bones
2 : the bony structure of an organism

osteological

play \ˌä-stē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

osteologist

play \ˌä-stē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of osteology

New Latin osteologia, from Greek, description of bones, from oste- + -logia -logy


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osteology

noun os·te·ol·o·gy \ ˌäs-tē-ˈäl-ə-jē \

medical Definition of osteology

plural osteologies
1 : a branch of anatomy dealing with the bones
2 : the bony structure of an organism

osteological

play \-tē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

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