• WordNet 3.6
    • adj osseous composed of or containing bone "osseous tissue"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Osseous Composed of bone; resembling bone; capable of forming bone; bony; ossific.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • osseous Bony; made of bone; having the nature or structure of bone; ossified: as, osseous tissue. See bone and ossein.
    • osseous Having a bony skeleton; ossean; teleost: as, an osseous fish. See teleost.
    • osseous Full of bones; composed or largely consisting of bones; ossiferous: as, osseous breccia.
    • osseous Hard as bone, or otherwise resembling bone; ossiform.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Osseous os′ē-us bony: composed of, or resembling, bone: of the nature or structure of bone
    • v.i Osseous to become bone:—pa.p. oss′ified
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. osseus, from os, ossis, bone; akin to Gr. 'oste`on, Skr. asthi,. Cf. Oyster


In literature:

Type of osseous, or bone, tissue Osteoma.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
What is said of the osseous tissue?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
So the hand of the Osseous and the face of the Osseous match the body and head.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
The lectures, however, embrace but little, and that little is principally devoted to wandering remarks upon the osseous structure.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Osseous breccias, 735, 736, 741.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
But the osseous outgrowth, the bones, you know, complicate things.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
A danger threatened: the danger that a prematurely osseous system of common law would be overwhelmed by summary justice and royal equity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Osseous, composed of bone.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
In the female this is less strong and thick, and contains less osseous matter than that of the male.
"Beauty" by Alexander Walker
The undoubted "osseous remains" of pleistocene man are few.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
His osseous structure is the type of all.
"Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science" by Hudson Tuttle
Neurotic degenerate symptoms from a mental standpoint are noticeable long before deformities of the osseous system are developed.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
In the second month this brain corresponds then to the brain of an osseous fish.
"A Few Words About the Devil" by Charles Bradlaugh
It is just at the critical moment that my osseous matter invariably plays me a trick.
"Piccadilly" by Laurence Oliphant
A very noticeable osseous object is the vertebra of a bird with one side-bone.
"The Jenolan Caves" by Samuel Cook
It has the same terminal tube of osseous scutes upon the tail.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Only known from osseous remains and the above-quoted drawing and notes.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
Only known from osseous remains and the above-quoted drawing and notes.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
Hence, we infer that genealogically they form the transition from Primaeval to Osseous fish.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
The segmentation cavity of the Dog-fish most nearly agrees with that of Osseous fishes in its mode of formation and relation to the embryo.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In poetry:

O'er the bowl of Bavarian lakes
With the marrow of osseous mountains
You will know I was not a glib fake
And of sugared assurances spouter.
"Do not fret, do not cry, do not tax..." by Boris Pasternak

In news:

You'll get a better film of the osseous structures because there will be less scatter from the soft tissues of the other abdominal tissues.
Osteoid osteomas are benign osseous lesions.
Osseous metaplasia of the maxillary sinus with formation of a well-developed haversian system and bone marrow.
For most of its first 100 years existence, the chiropractic profession has owned the osseous hand-delivered adjustment.
Osseous metaplasia in a nasal polyp: Report of a rare case and review of the literature.
Osseous metaplasia of the maxillary sinus with formation of a well-developed haversian system and bone marrow.
Osteoid osteomas are benign osseous lesions.
IntroductionOsteoid osteomas are benign osseous lesions that are extremely rare in the ethmoid sinuses.
Although osseous metaplasia has been described in many parts of the body, it is rarely encountered in the head and neck region, especially in nasal polyps .