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Dictionary definition for: Bony

1. (s) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands" "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys" "eyes were haggard and cavernous" "small pinched faces" "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

2. (a) composed of or containing bone; "osseous tissue"

3. (a) having bones especially many or prominent bones; "a bony shad fillet" "her bony wrist"

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