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bony

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

bony adjective (THIN)

very thin: long bony fingers

bony adjective (MADE OF BONE)

specialized medical relating to bones or made of bone: bony prominences
Translations of “bony”
in Korean 뼈가 드러나는…
in Arabic نَحيل, نَحيف…
in Portuguese ossudo…
in Catalan ossut…
in Japanese やせて骨ばった…
in Italian ossuto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瘦削的, 皮包骨頭的…
in Russian костлявый…
in Turkish kemikleri çıkmış, kemikli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瘦削的, 皮包骨头的…
in Polish kościsty…
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