n. study of bones; bony structure.
   ♦ osteoarthritis, n. degenerative arthritis.
   ♦ osteoblastic, a. pertaining to formation of bone.
   ♦ osteochondrous, a. pertaining to bone and cartilage.
   ♦ osteoclasis, n. surgical breaking of bone.
   ♦ osteodermatous, a. having bone-like skin.
   ♦ osteogenesis n. bone formation.
   ♦ osteography, n. descriptive osteology.
   ♦ osteoid, a. bone-like.
   ♦ osteoma, bone tumour.
   ♦ osteometry, n. measurement of bones or skeleton.
   ♦ osteopath, n. one who treats disease by osteopathy.
   ♦ osteopathy, n. medical treatment by manipulation of bones.
   ♦ osteophyte, n. bony outgrowth.
   ♦ osteosclerosis, n. hardening of bone.
   ♦ osteotomy, n. surgical cutting into, or removal of a piece of, bone.

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  • Osteology — Os te*ol o*gy, n. [Osteo + logy: cf. F. ost[ e]ologie.] The science which treats of the bones of the vertebrate skeleton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • osteology — [äs΄tē äl′ə jē] n. [ModL: see OSTEO & LOGY] the study of the structure and function of bones osteological [äs΄tē äl′ō läj′i kəl] adj. osteologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Osteology — A human skeleton (endoskeleton) Osteology is the scientific study of bones. A subdiscipline of anatomy, anthropology, and archeology, osteology is a detailed study of the structure of bones, skeletal elements, teeth, morphology, function, disease …   Wikipedia

  • osteology — noun Etymology: New Latin osteologia, from Greek, description of bones, from oste + logia logy Date: 1670 1. a branch of anatomy dealing with the bones 2. the bony structure of an organism • osteological adjective • osteologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • osteology — study of the structure and development of bones …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • osteology — osteological /os tee euh loj i keuhl/, osteologic, adj. osteologically, adv. osteologist, n. /os tee ol euh jee/, n. the branch of anatomy dealing with the skeleton. [1660 70; < NL osteologia. See OSTEO , LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • osteology — noun a) the scientific study of the morphology and pathology of bones b) the bone structure of a particular individual, or species See Also: osteological, osteologically, osteologis …   Wiktionary

  • osteology — The anatomy of the bones; the science concerned with the bones and their structure. SYN: osteologia. [osteo + G. logos, study] * * * os·te·ol·o·gy .äs tē äl ə jē n, pl gies 1) a branch of anatomy dealing with the bones 2) the …   Medical dictionary

  • osteology — study of bones Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • osteology — n. study of the skeleton, study of bonesos·te·ol·o·gy || ‚ɑstɪ É‘lÉ™dʒɪ /‚ɒstɪ É’ …   English contemporary dictionary

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