Definition Of bony


of or like bone.

the bony plates that protect turtles and tortoises

Example Of bony

  • A number of types of armor have been found with it, indicating that primitive as well as advanced titanosaurs possessed bony plates in the skin.

  • Alewives have not seriously been exploited as a fishery in the Great Lakes since these are small and too bony to eat.

  • As early vertebrates grew larger and developed bony scales or plates between their tissues and the water, they developed gills for taking up oxygen from the water.

  • But only eat sardines between May and October - they're too bony the rest of the year.

  • Dark marks ringed the boy's bony wrist, livid against pale flesh.

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