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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [os-ee-uh s]
    • /ˈɒs i əs/
    • /ˈɔsɪəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [os-ee-uh s]
    • /ˈɒs i əs/

Definitions of osseous word

  • adjective osseous composed of, containing, or resembling bone; bony. 1
  • noun osseous Consisting of or turned into bone; ossified. 1
  • adjective osseous consisting of or containing bone, bony 0
  • adjective osseous composed of, containing, or like bone; bony 0

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Origin of osseous

First appearance:

before 1675
One of the 48% oldest English words
1675-85; < Latin osseus bony, equivalent to oss- (stem of os) bone + -eus -eous

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Parts of speech for Osseous


osseous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for osseous

adjective osseous

  • skeletal — of, relating to, or like a skeleton.
  • anatomical — Anatomical means relating to the structure of the bodies of people and animals.
  • hard — not soft; solid and firm to the touch; unyielding to pressure and impenetrable or almost impenetrable.
  • ossified — hardened like or into bone.

Antonyms for osseous

adjective osseous

  • beefy — Someone, especially a man, who is beefy has a big body and large muscles.
  • fat — File Allocation Table
  • heavy — of great weight; hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.
  • overweight — weighing too much or more than is considered normal, proper, etc.: overweight luggage; an overweight patient; two letters that may be overweight.
  • plump — direct; downright; blunt.

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