osteology

[os-tee-ol-uh-jee]
noun
the branch of anatomy dealing with the skeleton.

Origin:
1660–70; < Neo-Latin osteologia. See osteo-, -logy

osteological [os-tee-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , osteologic, adjective
osteologically, adverb
osteologist, noun
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osteology (ˌɒstɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of the structure and function of bones
 
osteological
 
adj
 
osteo'logically
 
adv
 
oste'ologist
 
n

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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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Perching bird osteology, especially of the limb bones, is rather diagnostic.
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