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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin osseus (bony, (attributive) bone), from os (bone) + -eus.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɒsi.əs/
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osseous (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or made of bone; bony.
    • 1900, Lindsay Swift, Brook Farm: Its Members, Scholars, and Visitors, New York: The MacMillan Company, page 120:
      One of Hecker's successors at the honest task of baking was Peter M. Baldwin, known to all as the 'General' — a tall, spare, osseous sort of man, built on the large Western plan, and thought to resemble Andrew Jackson.

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