osseous

[ os-ee-uh s ]
/ ˈɒs i əs /

adjective

composed of, containing, or resembling bone; bony.

Origin of osseous

1675–85; < Latin osseus bony, equivalent to oss- (stem of os) bone + -eus -eous

Related forms

os·se·ous·ly, adverbin·ter·os·se·ous, adjectivepost·os·se·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for osseous

osseous

/ (ˈɒsɪəs) /

adjective

consisting of or containing bone, bony

Derived Forms

osseously, adverb

Word Origin for osseous

C17: from Latin osseus, from os bone
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Medicine definitions for osseous

osseous

[ ŏsē-əs ]

adj.

Composed of, containing, or resembling bone; bony.
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