a cell found in bone in any of its functional states; an osteoblast, osteoclast, or osteocyte.
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a fine, naturally white china made with bone ash. Contemporary Examples Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art Judith Mackrell January 24, 2014 noun porcelain containing bone ash
the transmission of sound vibrations to the internal ear through the cranial bones (opposed to air conduction).
a subject, cause, or focal point of a dispute: The terms of the old man’s will were a bone of contention to his survivors. noun the grounds or subject of a dispute Main issue of a disagreement; something to quarrel about. For example, Grandfather’s will was a bone of contention for the whole family. This […]
powerful or constricting enough to crush one’s bones: a bone-crushing handshake. extremely painful, troublesome, costly, etc.: a bone-crushing mortgage. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6 Various Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 8 Various Deathworld Harry Harrison The People of the Black Circle Robert E. Howard In Darkest Africa, Vol. […]