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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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He recognizes a largely Western view, held by most archaeologists and osteologists, that laws are used to settle disputes.
Some other museum osteologists in the early part of the century were interested in getting action into skeleton mounts.
Incorporation of human osteologists and biological anthropologists, including George Armelagos, in large-scale rescue excavations of mortuary sites in southern Egypt and northern Sudan in the 1960s accelerated this paradigm shift (Baker 2016:183-184; see Martin and Zuckerman 2016 for a review of Armelagos's influence on biocultural research).
It is in any case advisable that scientific dating of the bones becomes a more regular practice in the research of prehistoric graves and, also, that osteologists have patience to pay attention and clearly discuss the observations of archaeologists made during excavation.