[os-tee-uh l]


Origin of osteal

First recorded in 1875–80; oste- + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for osteal



of or relating to bone or to the skeleton
composed of bone; osseous

Word Origin for osteal

C19: from Greek osteon bone
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osteal in Medicine




Bony; osseous.
Relating to bone or to the skeleton.
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