- composed of, containing, or resembling bone; bony.
Origin of osseous
Examples from the Web for interosseous
The two bones of the forearm are strongly bound to one another by an interosseous ligament, which is formed of very short fibres.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
The triceps and marginal muscles were much wasted, and only interosseous extension was possible in the fingers.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
The tarsal bones are connected by dorsal, plantar and interosseous ligaments.
Pain is also complained of in the middle of the dorsum across the instep, from stretching of the interosseous ligaments.
To effect this the navicular is closely and firmly attached to the third phalanx by an interosseous ligament.Diseases of the Horse's Foot
Harry Caulton Reeks
- consisting of or containing bone, bony
Word Origin and History for interosseous
"bony," early 15c., from Medieval Latin ossous, from Latin osseus "bony, of bone," from os (genitive ossis) "bone," from PIE *ost- "bone" (cf. Sanskrit asthi, Hittite hashtai-, Greek osteon "bone," Greek ostrakon "oyster shell," Avestan ascu- "shinbone," Welsh asgwrn, Armenian oskr, Albanian asht "bone"). The word was later reformed in English (1680s), perhaps by influence of French osseux.
- Composed of, containing, or resembling bone; bony.