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[an-nah-buh] /ænˈnɑ bə/
a seaport in NE Algeria: site of Hippo Regius.
Formerly Bône [bohn] /boʊn/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
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  • Samples of bone will be used to determine the age and species of the skeleton.
  • Never before have researchers successfully sequenced a genome from such an ancient piece of bone.
  • If more pressure is put on a bone than it can stand, it will split or break.
  • Some cells produced in bone, called osteoblasts, build bone where it is needed.
  • Extreme close-up images of human bone have revealed one of the secrets of its strength, researchers report.
  • At my last dental cleaning, the hygienist told me that my gums were in good shape, but that the x-rays indicated some bone loss.
  • The bone marrow was the source of the stem cells that made the procedure newsworthy.
  • They are several foot bones and an upper arm bone from four different individual animals.
  • But researchers in various labs are making progress towards milder methods of cleaning bone marrow that humans could tolerate.
  • Cancellous bone provides the framework on which bone marrow cells grow and also makes essential minerals available to the body.
British Dictionary definitions for bône


/French bon/
a former name of Annaba


a port in NE Algeria: site of the Roman city of Hippo Regius. Pop: 382 000 (2005 est) Former name Bône
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