osteology

[ os-tee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɒs tiˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the branch of anatomy dealing with the skeleton.

Nearby words

  1. osteohalisteresis,
  2. osteoid,
  3. osteoid osteoma,
  4. osteolipochondroma,
  5. osteological,
  6. osteolysis,
  7. osteoma,
  8. osteoma medullare,
  9. osteoma spongiosum,
  10. osteomalacia

Origin of osteology

From the New Latin word osteologia, dating back to 1660–70. See osteo-, -logy

Related formsos·te·o·log·i·cal [os-tee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɒs ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, os·te·o·log·ic, adjectiveos·te·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbos·te·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for osteologist

osteology

/ (ˌɒstɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of the structure and function of bones
Derived Formsosteological (ˌɒstɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveosteologically, adverbosteologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for osteologist

osteology

n.

1660s, from French ostèologie, from Modern Latin osteologia, from Greek osteon "bone" (see osseous) + -logia (see -logy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for osteologist

osteology

[ ŏs′tē-ŏlə-jē ]

n.

The branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and function of bones.

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