- the branch of anatomy dealing with the skeleton.
Origin of osteology
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Examples from the Web for osteologist
Osteologist, one versed in the nature, arrangement, and uses of the bones.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man
J. P. MacLean
When in doubt about any special part, give the osteologist the benefit of the doubt by saving the special part for him.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting
William T. Hornaday
The development of the limb from the fin offers no serious difficulty to the osteologist.
It may be asked how the osteologist can distinguish the tame from the wild races of the same species by their skeletons alone.The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man
Leave any cartilage attachments and any parts of a bony nature for the osteologist, to be on the safe side.Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit
Albert B. Farnham
- the study of the structure and function of bones
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Word Origin and History for osteologist
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- The branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and function of bones.
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