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osteology

 [os″te-ol´ŏ-je]
scientific study of the bones.
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os·te·ol·o·gy

(os'tē-ol'ŏ-jē),
The anatomy of the bones; the science concerned with the bones and their structure.
Synonym(s): osteologia
[osteo- + G. logos, study]
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osteology

(ŏs′tē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. osteolo·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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os·te·ol·o·gy

(os'tē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The anatomy of the bones; the science concerned with the bones and their structure.
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osteology

The science and study of bones.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

os·te·ol·o·gy

(os'tē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The anatomy and science concerned with the bones and their structure.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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(7.) Patterson DB and Mead AJ: Osteological variation within the Baldwin, County, Georgia, population of Didelphis virginiana.
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Prior to the start of the study, a subsample of osteological specimens made up of 30 cervical spines (15 male and 15 female) were randomly selected to standardize the measurement technique and perform intraobserver variation statistical tests.
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This contrasts with results obtained by other scholars concerning osteological remains of ovicaprids from the Lower City and the royal citadel (Buyukkaya), where the victims were "prime meat animals, aged between one and two years" (p.
These diverse situations, combined with the goal of individual identification, have pushed practitioners to create new methods, use technological innovations, and employ novel solutions to what is ultimately a very old osteological problem.
crokeri has been subjected to changes throughout history; ichthyologists formerly related this species with the Cottoidei suborder due to some myological and osteological characters (Vegas & Pequeno, 1993; Yabe & Uyeno, 1996).
"Recovered, cleaned, preserved and kept by another local, Luciano Matienzo, the almost completely intact male skeleton was purchased from him and brought to Manila as a prominent highlight of the museum's collection of osteological specimens," it added.