Osseous tissue

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noun, plural: osseous tissues

The major structural and supportive connective tissue from which bones are made.


Osseous tissues are of two major types: the compact bone and the spongy bone tissues.

Word origin: L osseus, bony, equiv. to oss- (s. of os) bone + -eus.

Synonym: bone tissue.
See also: skeletal system, skeleton, bone.