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English definition of “bony”

bony

adjective uk   /ˈbəʊ.ni/ us    /ˈboʊ-/

bony adjective (THIN)

very thin: long bony fingersThin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin

bony adjective (MADE OF BONE)

specialized medical relating to bones or made of bone: bony prominences
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