[ os-uh-cher, -choor ]
/ ˈɒs ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /
the structure or framework supporting a building or sculpture.
the arrangement of bones in the skeleton or a body part.
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Origin of ossature
First recorded in 1830–35; from French, from Latin os “bone” (stem oss- ) + French noun suffix -ature, modeled on musculature
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