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os·te·ol·o·gy

 (ŏs′tē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. os·te·ol·o·gies
1. The branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and function of bones.
2. The bone structure or system of an animal.

os′te·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
os′te·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
os′te·ol′o·gist n.
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osteology

(ˌɒstɪˈɒlədʒɪ) or

osteography

n
(Medicine) the study of the structure and function of bones
osteological adj
ˌosteoˈlogically adv
ˌosteˈologist n
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os•te•ol•o•gy

(ˌɒs tiˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the branch of anatomy dealing with the skeleton.
[1660–70; < New Latin osteologia. See osteo-, -logy]
os`te•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) os`te•o•log′ic, adj.
os`te•ol′o•gist, n.
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osteology

1. the scientific study of bones and their diseases.
2. the totality of medical knowledge concerning the bones of the skeletal system. Also called skeletology. — osteologist, n. — osteologie, osteological, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
the branch of anatomy that studies the skeleton and bones. — osteologist, n. — osteologie, osteological, adj.
See also: Anatomy
the branch of anatomy that studies the skeleton. Also called skeletology.osteologist, osteologer, n.osteologie, osteological, adj.
See also: Bones
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

osteology

The study of bones.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osteology - the branch of anatomy that studies the bones of the vertebrate skeleton
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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Translations

os·te·ol·o·gy

n. osteología, rama de la medicina que estudia la estructura y funcionamiento de los huesos.
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The osteological remains, mainly the Allosaurus elements, were found in a level of fine micaceous sandstones with abundant carbonated concretions.
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For osteological material, if measurements of more than a few dimensions were recorded, then how many and of what kind (e.g., cranial, mandibular, postcranial) should be stated.
However the local conditions of wind and the dune movement brought some difficulties to recover the osteological material.
One of a number of thematic volumes forming the published proceedings of the August 2002 meeting of the International Council of Archaeozoology, this collection of 16 papers focuses on an area that is still in relative infancy in the field of zooarchaeology, osteological studies into the ancient diet and health of animals.
Pseudopercis semifasciata larvae were distinguished from other larvae by the modal number of myomeres (between 36 and 38), their elongated body, the size of their gut, and by osteological features of the neuro- and branchiocranium.
MP and MTD performed the osteological analysis, assisted by Scott Reinke.
The reasons for resurrecting Leptomicrurus are those of Schmidt coupled with certain hemipenial and osteological characters (Roze and Bernal-Carlo 1988).
Based on five cleared-and-stained specimens of both species, a preliminary osteological study revealed some interesting facts: whereas the total vertebrae number are almost the same in L.
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Except for a few isolated examples of subperiosteal bone infection, no other osteological disorders were identified from the site.