a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
Paper thrown away after use or as useless
To cram is defined as to force something into a space that is too small or to study quickly for an exam that is very soon.
(Informal) To work or study hard and steadily
The definition of an os is a mouth or hole.
(Slang) Things resembling or suggesting ivory
A corresponding bone in the forelimb of other vertebrates.
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The fusion of normally separate skeletal bones.
The thin, flat structure of bone and cartilage to which most of the ribs are attached in the front of the chest in most vertebrates; breastbone
Either of two flat, triangular bones in the back of the shoulders of humans, or a similar bone in other vertebrates; shoulder blade
A triangular bone made up of five fused vertebrae and forming the posterior section of the pelvis.
A similar bone in most vertebrates.
(Zoology) The lighter bone (fused portion of bone) in the forelimb of an animal.
The basin-shaped structure in vertebrate animals that joins the spine and lower or hind limbs. In primates, the pelvis is composed of the two hipbones joined to the sacrum. It contains, protects, and supports the intestines, bladder, and internal reproductive organs.
A homologous bone of the skull in other vertebrates.
A thin layer of bone, membrane, or other tissue.
A thin scale, plate, or layer of bone or tissue.
The lowermost of the three sections of the innominate bone; bone on which the body rests when sitting
The flat, uppermost portion of the three sections of the innominate bone
The bone of the upper arm or forelimb, extending from the shoulder to the elbow
The corresponding bone in the leg or hind limb of other vertebrates.
A functionally similar bone in the leg or hind limb of other vertebrates.
The shaft of a long bone, as distinguished from the growing ends
(Anatomy) The hip or hip joint.
A small, triangular bone at the lower end of the vertebral column, formed by the fusion of four rudimentary vertebrae and articulating with the sacrum
A homologous bone in other tetrapod vertebrates
An herb used in Chinese medicine to strengthen the immune system, derived from the dried roots of a milk vetch (Astragalus membranaceus)
The cavity into which an insect's leg fits
The forked clavicle in front of the breastbone of most birds; furcula
To function; operate:
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