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From osteo- + Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue).



  1. A kind of glue obtained from bones.
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  2. A cellular calc tufa, found as incrustations on plant stems, once believed to have the power to unite fractured bones.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for osteocolla in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)