osteology


osteology
The anatomy of the bones; the science concerned with the bones and their structure. SYN: osteologia. [osteo- + G. logos, study]

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os·te·ol·o·gy .äs-tē-'äl-ə-jē n, pl -gies
1) a branch of anatomy dealing with the bones
2) the bony structure of an organism
os·te·o·log·i·cal -tē-ə-'läj-i-kəl adj

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n.
the study of the structure and function of bones and related structures.

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os·te·ol·o·gy (os″te-olґə-je) [osteo- + -logy] the scientific study of the bones; applied also to the body of knowledge relating to the bones.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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