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osseous

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os=se=ous

CIDE DICTIONARY

osseousa. [L. osseus, from os, ossis bone; akin to Gr. 'oste`on, Skr. asthi. Cf. Oyster.].
     Composed of bone; resembling bone; capable of forming bone; bony; ossific.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

osseous, adj.
1 consisting of bone.
2 having a bony skeleton.
3 ossified.

Etymology
L osseus f. os ossis bone

ROGET THESAURUS

osseous

Hardness

N hardness, rigidity, renitence, renitency, inflexibility, temper, callosity, durity, induration, petrifaction, lapidification, lapidescence, vitrification, ossification, crystallization, stone, pebble, flint, marble, rock, fossil, crag, crystal, quartz, granite, adamant, bone, cartilage, hardware, heart of oak, block, board, deal board, iron, steel, cast iron, decarbonized iron, wrought iron, nail, brick, concrete, cement, hard, rigid, stubborn, stiff, firm, starch, starched, stark, unbending, unlimber, unyielding, inflexible, tense, indurate, indurated, gritty, proof, adamant, adamantine, adamantean, concrete, stony, granitic, calculous, lithic, vitreous, horny, corneous, bony, osseous, ossific, cartilaginous, hard as a rock, stiff as buckram, stiff as a poker, stiff as starch, stiff as as board.


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