Etymology
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osseous (adj.)

"bony, made of bones," early 15c., ossuous, ossous, from Medieval Latin ossous, from Latin osseus "bony, of bone," from os (genitive ossis) "bone," from PIE root *ost- "bone." The word later was reformed in English (1680s), perhaps by influence of French osseux.

updated on October 06, 2019

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Definitions of osseous from WordNet

osseous (adj.)
composed of or containing bone;
osseous tissue
Synonyms: osteal / bony
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