Definition of osseous in English:


Line breaks: os¦se|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈɒsɪəs


chiefly Zoology & Medicine
  • Consisting of or turned into bone; ossified.
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    • The osteoblasts produce osseous tissue, become embedded in the matrix they manufacture, and are then renamed osteocytes, to reflect their change of status.
    • At only a few weeks of age, a kitten's bones have not yet hardened and become osseous.
    • The most common sites of origin for osseous lesions are the long bones, such as the femur or humerus or the pelvic bones.


late Middle English: from Latin osseus 'bony' + -ous.

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