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  1. osteology(Noun)

    the scientific study of the morphology and pathology of bones

  2. osteology(Noun)

    the bone structure of a particular individual, or species


  1. Osteology

    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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