post osseous


composed of, containing, or resembling bone; bony.

1675–85; < Latin osseus bony, equivalent to oss- (stem of os) bone + -eus -eous

osseously, adverb
interosseous, adjective
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osseous (ˈɒsɪəs)
consisting of or containing bone, bony
[C17: from Latin osseus, from os bone]

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Word Origin & History

"bony," 1707, from M.L. ossous, from L. osseus "bony," from os (gen. ossis) "bone," from PIE *os- (cf. Skt. asthi, Hittite hashtai-, Gk. osteon "bone," Gk. ostrakon "oyster shell," Avestan ascu- "shinbone," Welsh asgwrn, Armenian oskr, Albanian asht "bone").
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osseous os·se·ous (ŏs'ē-əs)
Composed of, containing, or resembling bone; bony.

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