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osteal

[os-tee-uh l]
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adjective
  1. osseous.

Origin of osteal

First recorded in 1875–80; oste- + -al1
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Examples from the Web for osteal

Historical Examples

  • Still, it is possible that a moderate amount of periosteal and osteal hypermia and over-irritation matures the teeth abnormally.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for osteal

osteal

adjective
  1. of or relating to bone or to the skeleton
  2. composed of bone; osseous

Word Origin

C19: from Greek osteon bone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

osteal in Medicine

osteal

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Bony; osseous.
  2. Relating to bone or to the skeleton.
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