The branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and function of bones.(noun)
The bone structure or system of an animal.(noun)
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Use "osteology" in a sentence
"And in Africa what striking differences of complexion exist between the Negro of the plains and of the mountains, even whilst the osteology is the same, therefore I pass over the hair and skin of the Australian as parts too much subjected to the influence of climate to afford means of legitimate deduction."
"In the Warren Museum of Anatomy Dr. Dwight arranged a section of osteology which is considered the best in existence, and he enjoyed an international reputation as an anatomist."
"I see, however, that someone like me, who has only a basic anthropological knowledge of osteology, should probably start with a more, shall we say, user-friendly text."