[osh-oo-er-ee, os-] /ˈɒʃ uˌɛr i, ˈɒs-/
noun, plural ossuaries.
a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead.
noun (pl) -aries
any container for the burial of human bones, such as an urn or vault
“urn for the bones of the dead,” 1650s, from Late Latin ossuarium “charnel house,” from neuter of Latin ossuarius “of bones,” from Latin os (plural ossua) “bone” (see osseous) on model of mortuarium.
abbreviation (in the US) 1. Office of Science and Technology ocean surface temperature
Optical Storage Technology Association
[oh stahr] /ˈoʊ ˌstɑr/ noun 1. a very hot, massive, blue star of spectral type O, having a surface temperature between 30,000 and 50,000 K and an absorption spectrum with few lines, though the Balmer series of hydrogen lines is present and lines of ionized helium are detectable.
[os-tee-uh l] /ˈɒs ti əl/ adjective 1. . /ˈɒstɪəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to bone or to the skeleton 2. composed of bone; osseous osteal os·te·al (ŏs’tē-əl) adj.