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[ bohn ]
/ boʊn /
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noun
verb (used with object), boned, bon·ing.
adverb
completely; absolutely: bone tired.
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Origin of bone

First recorded before 900; Middle English bo(o)n, Old English bān; cognate with Old Frisian, Old Saxon bēn, Dutch been “bone,” Old Norse bein “bone, leg,” German Bein “leg”; from Germanic bainam
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British Dictionary definitions for bone (1 of 2)

bone
/ (bəʊn) /

noun
verb (mainly tr)
See also bone up

Derived forms of bone

boneless, adjective

Word Origin for bone

Old English bān; related to Old Norse béin, Old Frisian bēn, Old High German bein

British Dictionary definitions for bone (2 of 2)

Bône
/ (French bon) /

noun
a former name of Annaba
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Medical definitions for bone

bone
[ bōn ]

n.
The dense, semirigid, porous, calcified connective tissue forming the major portion of the skeleton of most vertebrates, consisting of a dense organic matrix and an inorganic, mineral component.
Any of the more than 200 anatomically distinct structures making up the human skeleton.
A piece of bone.
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Scientific definitions for bone

bone
[ bōn ]

The hard, dense, calcified tissue that forms the skeleton of most vertebrates, consisting of a matrix made up of collagen fibers and mineral salts. There are two main types of bone structure: compact, which is solid and hard, and cancellous, which is spongy in appearance. Bone serves as a framework for the attachment of muscles and protects vital organs, such as the brain, heart, and lungs. See more at osteoblast osteocyte.
Any of the structures made of bone that constitute a skeleton, such as the femur. The human skeleton consists of 206 bones.
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