- the branch of anatomy dealing with the skeleton.
Origin of osteology
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Examples from the Web for osteology
Why is it that the students of Osteology are so few in number?
So I think it may be said that mechanics and osteology are pure science.Science and Education
Thomas H. Huxley
The osteology of these three genera is comparatively well-known.
To be sure, and such is the osteology of the most amorous intent.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete
Honore de Balzac
He didn't seem, however, to have any such passion for osteology.
- the study of the structure and function of bones
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Word Origin and History for osteology
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- The branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and function of bones.
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