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Osseous

adjective
1.
Composed of or containing bone.  Synonyms: bony, osteal.



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"Osseous" Quotes from Famous Books



... Attent, and, as it were, complacently Anticipative Visage, of an osseous and ogreish Aspect, gleamed lividly forth therefrom, as the Apparition appeared to Look and Listen through the Mist at one end of the Bridge for the welcome Sight of Disaster, the much desired Sound of Doom. A shrill and sibilant Metallic Shriek seemed to cleave the Shadows ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, August 1, 1891 • Various

... universal. East of the Mississippi nearly every nation was accustomed, at stated periods—usually once in eight or ten years—to collect and clean the osseous remains of those of its number who had died in the intervening time, and inter them in one common sepulchre, lined with choice furs, and marked with a mound of wood, stone, and earth. Such is the ...
— The Myths of the New World - A Treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America • Daniel G. Brinton

... the construction of the body and also in the work which it carries on, the different tissues are made to serve different purposes. The osseous tissue is the chief substance in the bony framework, or skeleton, while the muscular tissue produces the different movements of the body. The connective tissue, which is everywhere abundant, serves the general purpose ...
— Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools • Francis M. Walters, A.M.



Words linked to "Osseous" :   bony, osteal, bone, osseous tissue, osseous labyrinth



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