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Bone vs. Ossify

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Bonenoun

(uncountable) A composite material consisting largely of calcium phosphate and collagen and making up the skeleton of most vertebrates.

Ossifyverb

(ambitransitive) To transform (or cause to transform) from a softer animal substance into bone; particularly the processes of growth in humans and animals.

Bonenoun

(countable) Any of the components of an endoskeleton, made of bone.

Ossifyverb

To become (or cause to become) inflexible and rigid in habits or opinions.

Bonenoun

A bone of a fish; a fishbone.

Ossifyverb

To grow (or cause to grow) formulaic and permanent.

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Bonenoun

A bonefish

Ossifyverb

(rare) To calcify.

Bonenoun

One of the rigid parts of a corset that forms its frame, the boning, originally made of whalebone.

Ossifyverb

To form into bone; to change from a soft animal substance into bone, as by the deposition of lime salts.

Bonenoun

One of the fragments of bone held between the fingers of the hand and rattled together to keep time to music.

Ossifyverb

To harden; as, to ossify the heart.

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Bonenoun

Anything made of bone, such as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.

Ossifyverb

To become bone; to change from a soft tissue to a hard bony tissue.

Bonenoun

(figurative) The framework of anything.

Ossifyverb

become bony;

‘The tissue ossified’;

Bonenoun

An off-white colour, like the colour of bone.

Ossifyverb

make rigid and set into a conventional pattern;

‘rigidify the training schedule’; ‘ossified teaching methods’; ‘slogans petrify our thinking’;

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Bonenoun

A dollar.

Ossifyverb

cause to become hard and bony;

‘The disease ossified the tissue’;

Bonenoun

The wishbone formation.

Bonenoun

(slang) An erect penis; a boner.

Bonenoun

A domino or dice.

Bonenoun

(slang) lang=en

Boneadjective

Of an off-white colour, like the colour of bone.

Boneverb

To prepare (meat, etc) by removing the bone or bones from.

Boneverb

To fertilize with bone.

Boneverb

To put whalebone into.

‘to bone stays’;

Boneverb

(civil engineering) To make level, using a particular procedure; to survey a level line.

‘boning rod’;

Boneverb

To have sexual intercourse with.

Boneverb

To perform "bone pointing", a ritual that is intended to bring illness or even death to the victim.

Boneverb

(usually with "up") To study.

‘bone up’;

Boneverb

To polish boots to a shiny finish.

Boneverb

To apprehend, steal.

Boneverb

To sight along an object or set of objects to check whether they are level or in line.

Bonenoun

The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.

Bonenoun

One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.

Bonenoun

Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.

Bonenoun

Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.

Bonenoun

Dice.

Bonenoun

Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.

Bonenoun

Fig.: The framework of anything.

Boneverb

To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.

Boneverb

To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.

Boneverb

To fertilize with bone.

Boneverb

To steal; to take possession of.

Boneverb

To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in line, as in carpentry, masonry, and surveying.

‘Joiners, etc., bone their work with two straight edges. W.’;

Bonenoun

rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

Bonenoun

the porous calcified substance from which bones are made

Bonenoun

a shade of white the color of bleached bones

Boneverb

study intensively, as before an exam;

‘I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam’;

Boneverb

remove the bones from;

‘bone the turkey before roasting it’;

Boneadjective

consisting of or made up of bone;

‘a bony substance’; ‘the bony framework of the body’;

Bonenoun

former name for Annaba

Boneverb

remove the bones from (meat or fish) before cooking, serving, or selling

‘ask your butcher to bone the turkey for you’;

Boneverb

study (a subject) intensively, typically in preparation for something

‘she boned up on languages she had learned long ago’;

Boneverb

(of a man) have sexual intercourse with (someone).

Bone

A bone is a rigid tissue that constitutes part of the skeleton in most vertebrate animals. Bones protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells, store minerals, provide structure and support for the body, and enable mobility.

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