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  1. [noun] rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    Synonyms: os

  2. [noun] the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    Synonyms: osseous tissue

  3. [noun] a shade of white the color of bleached bones
    Synonyms: ivory, pearl, off-white

  4. [verb] study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
    Synonyms: cram, grind away, drum, up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up

  5. [verb] remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"
    Synonyms: de

  6. [adjective] consisting of or made up of bone; "a bony substance"; "the bony framework of the body"


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