Definitions for osteologyˌɒs tiˈɒl ə dʒi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
os•te•ol•o•gyˌɒs tiˈɒl ə dʒi(n.)
the branch of anatomy dealing with the skeleton.
Origin of osteology:
1660–70; < NL osteologia. See osteo -, -logy
the scientific study of the morphology and pathology of bones
the bone structure of a particular individual, or species
Osteology is the scientific study of bones, practiced by osteologists. A subdiscipline of anatomy, anthropology, and archeology, osteology is a detailed study of the structure of bones, skeletal elements, teeth, microbone morphology, function, disease, pathology, the process of ossification, the resistance and hardness of bones, etc. often used by scientists with identification of vertebrate remains with regard to age, death, sex, growth, and development and can be used in a biocultural context. Osteology and osteologists should not be confused with the alternative medical practice known as osteopathy and its practitioners, osteopaths.
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