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bone

noun [C, U]
 
 
/bəʊn/
B1 one of the hard pieces that make the structure inside a person or animal: He broke a bone in his hand.Substances and structures in the bodyThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals
Translations of “bone”
in Arabic عَظْم…
in Korean 뼈…
in Malaysian tulang…
in French os…
in Turkish kemik…
in Italian osso, spina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骨,骨頭, 肉骨, 魚骨…
in Russian кость…
in Polish kość, ość…
in Vietnamese bộ xương, xương…
in Spanish hueso…
in Portuguese osso, espinha…
in Thai กระดูก…
in German der Knochen…
in Catalan os…
in Japanese 骨…
in Indonesian tulang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骨,骨头, 肉骨, 鱼刺…
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