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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. composed of or containing bone;
- Example: "osseous tissue"
[syn: osseous, osteal, bony]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Osseous \Os"se*ous\, a. [L. osseus, from os, ossis bone; akin to Gr. 'oste`on, Skr. asthi. Cf. Oyster.] Composed of bone; resembling bone; capable of forming bone; bony; ossific. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

osseous adj 1: composed of or containing bone; "osseous tissue" [syn: osseous, osteal, bony]