See also 14. ANATOMY ; 51. BODY, HUMAN .
- Medicine. a disease resulting from abnormal activity of the pituitary gland in which bones of the extremities are enlarged. —acromegalic, adj.
- 1. a branch of medical science that studies fractures.
- 2. a treatise on fractures.
- Obsolete, a skeleton.
- the breaking of a bone into small pieces.
- organic change into a hornlike form.
- the science of skull description. —craniographer, n. —craniographic, craniographical, adj.
- the shaft section of a long bone. —diaphytical, adj.
- a joint or articulation, as that at the knee, which allows maximum movement.
- an abnormal calcareous growth on a bone or tooth. See also 319. PLANTS .
- an abnormal physical condition characterized by extensive structural defects of the skeleton and by gross mental deficiency.
- an immovable joint, the bone being fixed in its socket in such a way that it does not move.
- any abnormal curvature of the bones, especially forward curvature of the spine, resulting in a hollow in the back. —lordotic, adj.
- 1. the act of dislocating a bone or putting a joint out of position.
- 2. the condition of dislocation or being out of joint.
- ossuarium, ossuary
- a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead. See also 112. DEATH .
- the breaking of a bone either to correct a deformity or to reset a bone that has healed badly after a fracture. See also 50. BODILY FUNCTIONS .
- the study of bones for descriptive purposes. —osteographer, n. —osteographic, osteographical, adj.
- the branch of anatomy that studies the skeleton. Also called skeletology. —osteologist, osteologer, n. —osteologie, osteological, adj.
- softening of the bones resulting from malnutrition and the consequent loss of essential salts from the bones.
- osteomancy, osteomanty
- divination by the examination of bones. —osteomantic, adj.
- the measurement of bones.
- 1. study of diseases of the bones.
- 2. any disease of the bone. —osteopathologist, n. —osteopathologic, osteopathological, adj.
- 1. a disease of the bone.
- 2. a therapeutic system based upon the premise that restoring or maintaining health requires manipulation of the skeleton and muscles to preserve normal structure. —osteopath, osteopathist, n. —osteopathie, adj.
- the surgical practice of bone-grafting.
- the rarefaction of bone, resulting in abnormally porous and weak bony tissue.
- 1. the dissection or anatomy of bones.
- 2. the cutting of bones as part of a surgical operation. —osteotomist , n.
- ossification or the process of bone formation.
- a form of divination in which a shoulder blade is heated in a fire and the resulting cracks in the bone are consulted for omens. —scapulomantic , adj.
- the study of jawbones. —siagonologic, siagonological , adj.
- a form of divination by means of an animal’s shoulder blade. —spatulamantic , adj.
- the growing together or the fixed or almost fixed union of two bones, as the two halves of the lower jaw. —symphyseal, symphysial, symphystic , adj.
- the joining of two or more bones by muscle.
- 1. an abnormally turned condition of a bone in part of the human body, especially the leg.
- 2. the condition of being bowlegged.
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