ossicone


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os·si·cone

 (ŏs′ə-kōn′)
n.
One of a pair of bony protuberances, covered in skin and hair, on the head of a giraffe or okapi.

[Latin os, oss-, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots + cōnus, cone, apex of a helmet; see cone.]
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He collapses into my lap while we watch TV and I reach into his collar and scratch the sweet spot behind his wilted ears and when I do, his little ossicone quivers.
Where are the ossicones situated on the body of a giraffe?
When calfs are born, the ossicones lie flat on the head, and after birth, the cartilage becomes erect and begins to fasten to the skull.
Two pairs of ossicones are present, one pair projects from the anterior extremities of the frontal bone and the other pair is situated on the fronto-parietal region.
Two pairs of ossicones are present one projects from anterior extremities of the frontal bone and other pair is situated on the fronto-parietal region.
The giraffe's ossicones or "horns" were covered in fun fur to simulate a real giraffe.
Helping them are their unusually thick skulls and horn-like growths called ossicones on the tops of their heads.