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osteology

[os-tee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɒs tiˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of anatomy dealing with the skeleton.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Neo-Latin osteologia. See osteo-, -logy
Related forms
osteological
[os-tee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɒs ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
osteologic, adjective
osteologically, adverb
osteologist, noun
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  • Perching bird osteology, especially of the limb bones, is rather diagnostic.
British Dictionary definitions for osteology

osteology

/ˌɒstɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the structure and function of bones
Derived Forms
osteological (ˌɒstɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
osteologically, adverb
osteologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for osteology
n.

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

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osteology in Medicine

osteology os·te·ol·o·gy (ŏs'tē-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and function of bones.

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