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Osteology is the scientific study of bones. A subdiscipline of anatomy, osteology is a detailed study of the structure of bones, skeletal elements, teeth, morphology, function, disease, pathology, the process of ossification (from cartilaginous molds), the resistance and hardness of bones (biophysics), etc. Often used by scientists with identification of human remains with regard to age, death, gender, growth, and development in a biocultural context. The scope of this article is limited to the empirical sciences. ... Grays illustration of a human femur, a typically recognized bone. ... Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... Types of teeth Molars are used for grinding up foods Carnassials are used for slicing food. ... Morphology is the following: In linguistics, morphology is the study of the structure of word forms. ... A disease is an abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort, dysfunction, or distress to the person afflicted or those in contact with the person. ... Pathology (from Greek pathos, feeling, pain, suffering; and logos, study of; see also -ology) is the study of the processes underlying disease and other forms of illness, harmful abnormality, or dysfunction. ... Ossification is the process of bone formation, in which connective tissues, such as cartilage are turned to bone or bone-like tissue. ... Cartilage is a type of dense connective tissue. ... Biophysics (also biological physics) is an interdisciplinary science that applies the theories and methods of physical sciences to questions of biology. ... AGE stands for advanced glycation end product. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The word gender describes the state of being male, female, or neither. ... Growth can refer to: Auxology Bacterial growth Cell growth Economic growth For financial growth due to simple interest or compound interest see Interest Exponential growth Fungal growth Logistic growth Growth hormone Personal growth Population growth Tumours can sometimes be referred to as a growth This is a disambiguation page: a... Development has meaning in several contexts: // Science and Engineering Biological development of embryos in the context of developmental biology Child development (physical emphasis) or post-natal human development (pediatrics, etc) Software engineering, the methodology and process of development of computer software Technology development in industry, as in Software development New...

It is applied to forensic science, bioanthropology and archeology frequently. Forensics or forensic science is the application of science to questions which are of interest to the legal system. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ...

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Museum of Osteology (353 words)
The Museum of Osteology is a registered not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization and is a member in good standing of The American Association of Museums and The Oklahoma Museums Association.
The Museum of Osteology will provide quality educational opportunities and allow school groups and the public to explore the form and function of the skeletal system.
The Museum of Osteology will be open to the public and will offer a variety of quality educational opportunities, such as guided museum tours and specialty programs for school groups, as well as serving as a source for research specimens.
An Illustrated Osteology of the Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) (301 words)
There is a deficiency of published material illustrating Piscian osteology in a manner useful for element and/or taxonomic identification.
The purpose of this paper is to provide an illustrated atlas of the osteology of the Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatusi) to aid the zooarcheologist in the identification of Ictalurid remains.
The illustrations are not intended to serve as a substitute for comparative materials, but rather, as a supplement to a comparative collection, aiding in element nomenclature and taxonomic assignment to the family level.
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