The first dorsal fin and the ventrals are transformed into pointed formidable spines, and joined to firm bony plates of the endoskeleton.
The cartilage is shaded and dotted, and the bony centres are light and striated.
With a pair of felt boots on his thin bony legs, and keeping on a worn, nankeen-covered, sheepskin coat, the traveler sat down on the sofa, leaned back his big head with its broad temples and close-cropped hair, and looked at Bezukhov.
I want to stop down and see Jake Weller about Martha's bony little problem.
He found by patient inquiry that several physical features and the dimensions of certain bones or bony structures in the body remain practically constant during adult life.
"Bony amber" owes its cloudy opacity to minute bubbles in the interior of the resin.
The skull is elongated, with an overhanging occiput, complete bony rims to the orbits, and the premaxillae separated from the arched and rather long nasals.
It was a big horse, tall and bony, with long legs and large knees and feet.
You better get your bony ass here pronto, and bring your vamp.
The shaft of the pubis runs parallel with that of the ischium, with which it is connected by a short ligamentous or bony bridge; this cuts off from the long incisura pubo-ischiadica a proximal portion, the foramen obturatum, for the passage of the obturator nerve.
Auditory bulla filled with honeycombed bony tissue.
The princess, holding her little dog on her lap with her thin bony hands, looked attentively into Prince Vasili's eyes evidently resolved not to be the first to break silence, if she had to wait till morning.
The hind limbs are very strong; the massive femur has a large pneumatic foramen; the tibia has a bony bridge on the anterior surface of the lower portion, a character in which the moas agree only with Apteryx amongst the other Ratitae.
The most remarkable feature of the genus is, however, the extraordinary development of the zygomatic arches of the skull, which are enormously expanded vertically, forming great convex bony capsules on the sides of the face, enclosing on each side a large cavity lined with mucous membrane internally, and communicating by a small opening with the mouth.
on the left could make little headway from its starting line, and the hostile defences about Bony remained intact.
Special interest attaches to the recent discovery in the cavern of Ultima Esperanza, South Patagonia, of remains of the genus Glossotherium, or Grypotherium, a near relative of Mylodon, but differing from it in having a bony arch connecting the nasal bones of the skull with the premaxillae; these include a considerable portion of the skin with the hair attached.
The skin was strengthened by a number of small deeply-embedded bony nodules.
He seized his son by the hand with small bony fingers, shook it, looked straight into his son's face with keen eyes which seemed to see through him, and again laughed his frigid laugh.
The skin of the upper surface is granular, with many irregular bony tubercles which give it an ugly warty look.
In old males the eyes are overhung by a beetling penthouse of bone, the hinder half of the middle line of the skull bears a wall-like bony ridge for the attachment of the powerful jaw-muscles, and the tusks, or canines, are of monstrous size, recalling those of a carnivorous animal.
Uintatheres were huge creatures, with long narrow skulls, of which the elongated facial portion carried three pairs of bony horn-cores, probably covered with short horns in life, the hind-pair being much the largest.
No bony arches.
He has applied the theory with especial ingenuity to the interpretation of the circular bony plates in the carapace of the aberrant leather-back sea-turtles (Sphargidae) by prefacing an initial land phase, in which the typical armature of land tortoises was acquired, a first marine or pelagic phase, in which this armature was lost, a third littoral or seashore phase, in which a new polygonal armature was acquired, and a fourth resumed or secondary marine phase, in which this polygonal armature began to degenerate.
(X a.) of a bony armour in the skin has been detected; but, from the evidence of other genera, it may be assumed that the body was clothed in a coat of long, coarse hair.
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Without a bony nasal septum....
The remarkable North American Ceratogaulus, with a large bony nasal horn, belongs to the same family.
Having no spines to their fins, the Gadids used, in Cuvierian days, to be associated with the herrings, Salmonids, pike, &c., in the artificially-conceived order of Malacopterygians, or soft-finned bony fishes.
Without looking at anyone, "Uncle" blew the dust off it and, tapping the case with his bony fingers, tuned the guitar and settled himself in his armchair.
Either one of them might have stolen the bony digit from Cynthia's jewelry case and fired a gun at the Lucky Pup Mine.
Mostly with bony arches across the temporal region.
Mayer pushed up his sleeve and scratched a bony elbow before continuing.
The guise had been almost perfect, except for Ully's hands, which had been bony with sharpened nails rather than Ully's human hands.
That any partial fusion of originally distinct chitinous plates takes place in the cephalic shield of Trilobites, comparable to the partial fusion of bony pieces by suture in Vertebrata, is a suggestion contrary to fact.
The jaws are short and strong, and the width of the zygomatic arches, and great development of the bony ridges on the skull, give ample space for the attachment of the powerful muscles by which they are closed.
The armature consists of a bony case, partly composed of solid buckler-like plates, and partly of movable transverse bands, the latter differing in number with the species, and giving to the body a considerable degree of flexibility.
The anterior half of the sclerotic is composed of a ring of some ten to seventeen cartilaginous or bony scales which partly overlap each other.
Figures slim, muscular and bony, action impetuous but of arrested energy, tawny landscape, gritty with littering pebbles, mark the athletic hauteur of his style.
In a more restricted sense it is used to connote certain thin layers of bony fragments, which occur upon welldefined geological horizons.
Moreover, the author goes on to remark that in adult birds trace of the origin of the sternum from five centres of ossification is always more or less indicated by sutures, and that, though these sutures had been generally regarded as ridges for the attachment of the sternal muscles, they indeed mark the extreme points of the five primary bony pieces of the sternum.
BOVIDAE, the name of the family of hollow-horned ruminant mammals typified by the common ox (Bos taurus), and specially characterized by the presence on the skulls of the males or of both sexes of a pair of bony projections, or cores, covered in life with hollow sheaths of horn, which are never branched, and at all events after a very early stage of existence are permanently retained.
But the limbs show with regard to development great variation, and an uninterrupted transition from the most perfect condition of two pairs with five separate clawed toes to their total disappearance; yet even limbless lizards retain bony vestiges beneath the skin.
Pleurodont lizards with well-developed limbs; without temporal bony arches; postthoracic ribs united across the abdomen.
The Octodontidae, which are exclusively South American, differ from the preceding family by the tympanic bulla being filled with cellular bony tissue, and by the par-occipital process curving beneath it, while the cheek-teeth are almost or completely rootless and composed of parallel plates.
The incisive foramina are large and usually confluent; the bony palate is very narrow from before backwards; there is no alisphenoid canal; the fibula is welded to the tibia, and articulates with the calcaneum; and the testes are permanently external.
In the later Carboniferous rocks the earliest amphibians make their appearance in considerable numbers; they were all Stegocephalians (Labyrinthodonts) with long bodies, a head covered with bony plates and weak or undeveloped limbs.
Characters: Barbels, three to six pairs; pharyngeal teeth in one row, in moderate number; anterior part of the air-bladder divided into a right and left chamber, separated by a constriction, and enclosed in a bony capsule, the posterior part free or absent.
A somewhat rare fish is the Polypterus, which has thick bony scales and 16 to 18 long dorsal fins.
The simplest type is that of the giraffe, in which three bony prominences - a single one in front and a pair behind - quite separate from the underlying bones and covered during life with skin, occupy the front surface of the skull.
From the fact that the bony horn-core of the hollow-horned ruminants first develops as a separate ossification, as do the horns of the giraffe, while the pedicle of the antlers of the deer grow direct from the frontal bone, it has been proposed to place the hollow-horned ruminants (inclusive of the prongbuck) and the giraffes in one group and the deer in another.
Lastly, we have the great family of hollow-horned ruminants or Bovidae, in which the horns (present in the males at least of all the existing species) take the form of simple non-deciduous hollow sheaths growing upon bony cores.
All these guinea fowls except the last are characterized by having the crown bare of feathers and elevated into a bony "helmet," but there is another group (to which the name Guttera has been given) in which a thick tuft of feathers ornaments the top of the head.
They differ in certain respects, as in the proportion of the limbs, in the bony development of the eyebrow ridges, and in the opposable great toe, which fits the foot to be a climbing and grasping organ.
In the silicious matter which the water deposits is perhaps the bony system, and in the still finer soil and organic matter the fleshy fibre or cellular tissue.
The principles laid down by me must be strictly adhered to, said he, drumming on the table with his bony fingers.
He was lying on his back propped up high, and his small bony hands with their knotted purple veins were lying on the quilt; his left eye gazed straight before him, his right eye was awry, and his brows and lips motionless.
Notwithstanding the origin of organs, it still for a certain time, by reason of its want of an internal bony skeleton, remains worm and mollusk, and only later enters into the series of the Vertebrata, although traces of the vertebral column even in the earliest periods testify its claim to a place in that series."
It is too bony and oily for a table-fish, but is used as bait for cod and mackerel.
The small and mobile forelimbs bear four complete fingers, with the thumb reduced to a bony spur.
Menhaden are caught in much larger quantities in New York than any other fish, but being too bony for food they are used only in the manufacture of oil and fertilizer.
The pelvis has large ischia and pubes, with a long and usually bony symphysis.
The third sub-family is that of the Microtinae, or voles, which are distributed all over Europe, Northern Asia and North America, and are characterized by the tympanic bulla of the skull being filled with honey-combed bony tissue, the small size of the infra-orbital foramen, and the deep pterygoid fossa on the palatal aspect.
(B) With the bony partition not extending farther forward than the nasal bones (Tapirus proper).
Without a bony nasal septum between the nostrils..
The nasal bones project through the nasal groove, forming a bony septum.
Dorothy was a little anxious about the success of their trip, for the way Jim arched his long neck and spread out his bony legs as he fluttered and floundered through the air was enough to make anybody nervous.
Then, it is true, two lateral points of ossification appear at the margin, but subsequently the remaining three are developed, and when once formed they grow with much greater rapidity than in the fowl, so that by the time the young duck is quite independent of its parents, and can shift for itself, the whole sternum is completely bony.
The Turkoman horse of Khorasan and the Atak is a large, bony and clumsy-looking quadruped, with marvellous power and endurance.
But irritation may be produced by numerous other causes besides this - such as a decayed tooth, diseased bone, local inflammations in which nerves are implicated, by some source of pressure upon a nerve trunk, or by swelling of its sheath in its passage through a bony canal or at its exit upon the surface.
In this, as in all forms of neuralgia, there are certain localities where the pain is more intense, these "painful points," as they are called, being for the most part in those places where the branches of the nerves emerge from bony canals or pierce the fascia to ramify in the skin.
"On the number and arrangement of the bony plates of the young John Dory," Biometrika, ii.
The leading characters of antlers are described under Pecora, but these structures may be defined somewhat more fully in the following passage from the present writer's Deer of all Lands:- " Antlers are supported on a pair of solid bony processes, or pedicles, arising from the frontal bones of the skull, of which they form an inseparable portion; and if in a fully adult deer these pedicles be sawn through, they will generally be found to consist of solid, ivory-like bone, devoid of perceptible channels for the passage of blood-vessels.
When the first or a new antler is about to be formed, the summits of these pedicles become tender, and bear small velvet-like knobs, which have a high temperature, and are supplied by an extra quantity of blood, which commences to deposit bony matter.
This deposition of bony matter progresses very rapidly, and although in young deer and the adults of some species the resulting antler merely forms a simple spike, or a single fork, in full-grown individuals of the majority it assumes a more or less complexly branched structure.
- Lateral metacarpals as in Cervus; antlers small, with a brow-tine and an unbranched beam, supported on long bony pedicles, continued downwards as convergent ridges on the forehead; upper canines of male large and tusk-like.
Owen to the typical representative of a group of gigantic, armadillo-like, South American, extinct Edentata, characterized by having the carapace composed of a solid piece (formed by the union of a multitude of bony dermal plates) without any movable rings.
In Central and South America alligators are represented by five species of the genus Caiman, which differs from Alligator by the absence of a bony septum between the nostrils, and the ventral armour is composed of overlapping bony scutes, each of which is formed of two parts united by a suture.
In young animals phosphorus has a remarkable influence on the growth of bone, causing a proliferation of the jelly-like masses and finally a deposit in them of true bony material.
Although the present article does not discuss mammalian osteology in general (for which see Vertebrata), it is interesting to notice in this connexion that the primitive condition of the mammalian tympanum apparently consisted merely of a small and incomplete bony ring, with, at most, an imperfect ventral wall to the tympanic cavity, and that a close approximation to this original condition still persists in the monotremes, especially Ornithorhynchus.
Other epidermic appendages are the horns of ruminants and rhinoceroses - the former being elongated, tapering, hollow caps of hardened epidermis of fibrous structure, fitting on and growing from conical projections of the frontal bones and always arranged in pairs, while the latter are of similar structure, but without any internal bony support, and situated in the middle line.
The anterior part of the palate is composed of mucous membrane tightly stretched over the flat or slightly concave bony layer which separates the mouth from the nasal passages, and is generally raised into a series of transverse ridges, which sometimes, as in ruminants, attain a considerable development.
In the seas, bony fish and crab-like decapods increased in numbers and variety, while pelecypods and gasteropods took the prominent place previously occupied by ammonites and belemnites, and, leaving behind such forms as Rudistes, Inoceramus, &c., they gradually developed in the direction of the modern regional groups.
A parietal foramen; scales or bony scutes frequently present, especially on the ventral region, which is further protected by three large bony plates - interclavicle and clavicles, the latter in addition to cleithra.
Branchiosauria, nearest to the true batrachians; with persistent non-constricted notochord, surrounded by barrel-shaped, bony cylinders formed by the neural arch above and a pair of intercentra below, both these elements taking an equal share in the formation of a transverse process on each side for the support of the rib.
consists of a plate of cartilage with two slender cornua, three processes on each side, and two long bony rods behind, termed the thyro-hyals, which embrace the larynx.
As stated above, there is strong evidence in favour of the view that some forms at least possessed in addition a "supracleithrum," corresponding to the supra-clavicle of bony fishes.
In most of the Caudata the scapular region alone ossifies, but in the Ecaudata the coracoid is bony and a clavicle is frequently developed over the praecoracoid car tilage.
A cartilage in the median line in front of the precoracoids, sometimes supported by a bony style, is the so-called omosternum; a large one behind the coracoids, also sometimes provided with a bony style, has been called the sternum.
A few frogs have the skin of the back studded with stellate bony deposits Phyllomedusa, Nototrema), whilst two genera are remarkable for possessing a bony dorsal shield, free from the vertebrae (Ceratorphrys) or ankylosed to them (Brachycephalus).
When taken by the mouth phosphorus is an irritant poison in large doses; in small doses the only effects noticeable consist in an increased formation of bony and connective tissue, although it is also supposed to exert a gently stimulating effect upon the nervous system.
The orbit is surrounded by a bony ring; the ulna and radius in the fore, and the tibia and fibula in the hind-limb are united, and the feet are of the types described above.
He huddled deeper into his coat, more than the rain chilling him. The Ully-demon still wore Ully's face, but the rest of his body had grown bony and taller. Toby couldn't help wondering when Ully had been swapped for a demon, but it had to have been before they left Hell.
bony prominence or any muscle or tendon can be affected.
bony outgrowths which can cause inflammation in the surrounding tissues.
bony overgrowth at the edges can change the shape of the joint.
bony protrusions or processes at the rear.
bony metastases is usually localized, except where there is associated nerve involvement or damage.
It turned out to be the very bony hand of an Indian man.
By comparison, a Northern Pike was just a tasty and rather bony meal.
They look so bony and huge, they look like men's feet.
The chinchilla should feel firm and solid and certainly not bony when handled.
bony fish it is based on the bony rock fish, rascasse, along with whatever else is available.
This fish does not have a swim bladder, the device used by most bony fish to keep buoyant.
Reduce any bony abnormalities with a round bur (with water irrigation) or a bone file.
In some lines these scales fused to form bony carapaces.
cranial nerve palsy had significantly worse prognosis than those with bony erosion alone.
Neanderthals also had a pronounced series of bony crests on their mastoid process, located just behind their ears.
It does not include bony enlargement or crepitus as these are not capable of change in the short term.
exostosisum: promotes bone healing and a picture of bony exostoses.
Don't be deceived by small visible bony fragment, most of fragment is cartilage.
He looks frail, with a bony shoulder poking out of his faded Batman T-shirt.
Glenoid rim Up to half the patients with glenohumeral instability have an osseous avulsion of the glenoid rim Up to half the patients with glenohumeral instability have an osseous avulsion of the glenoid rim, a bony Bankart lesion.
Both upper and lower mandibles contain rows of tiny bony structures called lamellae.
gill Arches The bony structure which supports the gill lamellae.
Description: The coelacanth is a bony fish with a lobed tail and lobed fins that gives birth to live young.
Bunions are bony lumps that develop on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe.
metastasis to bony metastases is usually localized, except where there is associated nerve involvement or damage.
It was dressed in gray and black and was wearing black fingerless mittens over dirty gray bony fingers.
The surrounding bone reacts by growing thicker, forming bony outgrowths which can cause inflammation in the surrounding tissues.
Obviously the soft parts would be more effected by repeated pregnancies than the bony pelvis.
Nutrients pass from the underlying periosteum (superficial bony layer) through the cartilage matrix by diffusion, to reach the chondrocytes.
poke looks frail, with a bony shoulder poking out of his faded Batman T-shirt.
The causes are similar to Tennis Elbow Presentation: Pain over the bony prominence on the inner side of the elbow.
They consist of a body and an arch with seven bony protrusions or processes at the rear.
At the junction of the femoral neck and the femoral shaft is a large bony protrusion called the greater trochanter.
Plaice have obvious bright orange spots and rows of small bony protuberances on the head.
This has considerable advantages in maintaining the blood clot and encouraging new bone growth to maintain the alveolar bony ridge.
degenerative scoliosis may result from traumatic bony collapse, previous major back surgery or osteoporosis.
Some reptiles also have bony scutes that are embedded into the skin.
CASE: We report on a 25-year old female patient presenting with a bony mass in the right maxillary sinus.
The only direct bony link to the axial skeleton is via the clavicle.
Skull The bony skeleton of the head, which protects and covers the brain.
soundless words cascaded around my skull, promising to shatter its fragile bony structure.
Splints: splints: Splints are bony enlargements on the splint bones caused by damage to the bone membrane.
The bone at the edge of the joint grows outwards (this forms osteophytes or bony spurs ).
Three-spined sticklebacks are small bony fishes that live in a wide variety of aquatic habitats.
They can be affected by strain or by wear and tear and may develop bony swellings, causing pressure on nerves.
Images concentrate on the bony landmarks and the major thoracic and abdominal viscera, the musculature and peripheral vasculature.
True amber yields on dry distillation succinic acid, the proportion varying from about 3 to 8%, and being greatest in the pale opaque or "bony" varieties.
Tapirs are common to the Malay countries and tropical America: two species from the latter area differ from the .rest in having a vertical bony partition to the nasal septum, and are hence subgenerically or generically separated as Tapirella (Elasmognathus) (see Tapir).
The Afrikander cattle, powerful draught animals, large horned, bony and giving little milk, are being crossed with other stock.
Tympanic bullae are always present and generally large; in some genera, as in the gerbils (Gerbillinae) and jerboas (Jaculidae), there are supplemental mastoid bullae which form great hemispherical bony swellings at the back of the skull (fig.
In the muntjac the bare bony part, or " antler," is small in proportion to the skin-covered pedicle, and simple in structure; but in the majority of deer the antler increases in size act the expense of the pedicle - which dwindles - and in some species, like the Siamese deer (fig.
Together with the drill (q.v.), the mandrill, Papio maimon, constitutes the subgenus Maimon, which is exclusively West African in distribution, and characterized, among other peculiarities, by the extreme shortness of the tail, and the great development of the longitudinal bony swellings, covered during life with naked skin, on the sides of the muzzle.
The forms of batrachians with which we are acquainted show the vertebral column to have been evolved in the course of time from a notochordal condition with segmented centra similar to that of early bony ganoid fishes (e.g.
I, 2), in which the spinal cord rests on the notochord, which persists uninterrupted and is surrounded by three bony elements in addition to the neural arch: a so-called pleurocentrum on each side, which appears to represent the centrum proper of reptiles and mammals, and an intercentrum or hypocentrum below, which may extend to the neural arch, and probably answers to the hypapophysis, as it is produced into chevrons in the caudal region.
These were soon shown to be pieces of the bony sclerotic ring around the mosasaur eye).
Degenerative scoliosis may result from traumatic bony collapse, previous major back surgery or osteoporosis.
The soundless words cascaded around my skull, promising to shatter its fragile bony structure.
Splints: Splints are bony enlargements on the splint bones caused by damage to the bone membrane.
The bone at the edge of the joint grows outwards (this forms osteophytes or bony spurs).
Keira Knightley has been criticized for her bony physique in the past, but she maintains that she just has a small, diminutive frame, telling British Elle magazine, "I am thin because that's what I am."
While she has always had a thin frame, actress Angelina Jolie began to receive attention for her increasingly bony appearance in 2007.
The turbinates are bony protrusions into the nose that can cause chronic nasal obstruction when they become enlarged or hypertrophic.
Pressure ulcer-Also known as a decubitus ulcer or bedsore, a pressure ulcer is an open wound that forms whenever prolonged pressure is applied to skin covering bony prominences of the body.
Maxillofacial trauma includes injuries to any of the bony or fleshy structures of the face.
The cementum is a bony layer that covers the lower parts of the teeth.
Cementum-A bony substance that covers the root of the tooth.
A related term, spina bifida occulta, indicates that one or more of the bony bodies in the spine are incompletely hardened, but that there is no abnormality of the spinal cord itself.
A force of only 30 g is required to break the nasal bones, compared to 70 g for the bones in the jaw and 200 g for the bony ridge above the eyes.
A fracture usually results from traumatic injury to a bone, causing the continuity of bone tissues or bony cartilage to be disrupted or broken.
Fractures can be further subdivided by the positions of bony fragments and are described as comminuted, non-displaced, impacted, overriding, angulated, displaced, avulsed, and segmental.
Additionally, an injury may be classified as a fracture-dislocation when a fracture involves the bony structures of any joint with associated dislocation of the same joint.
Overriding is a term used to describe bony fragments that overlap and shorten the total length of a bone.
A displaced bony fragment occurs from disruption of normal bone alignment with deformity of these segments separate from one another.
The strongest form of traction involves inserting a stainless steel pin through a bony prominence attached by a horseshoe-shaped bow and rope to a pulley and weights suspended over the end of the patient's bed.
The infection may spread from the ear to the mastoid bone of the skull, which is the bony bump off the base of the skull, located just behind the ears slightly above the level of the earlobe.
The prognosis for people with these types of OI is quite variable, depending on the severity of the disorder and the number and severity of the fractures and bony deformities.
The seventh cranial nerve enters the facial region through a small opening in the bony area behind the ear called the stylomastoid foramen.
In Bell's palsy, this process typically occurs after the seventh cranial nerve's passage through the stylomastoid foramen into a tiny bony tube called the fallopian canal.
The bony pelvic spurs found in children with nail-patella syndrome are not associated with any other disease.
Vitamin D levels may be insufficient and bring about a softening of bones (osteomalacia), which produces pain and bony deformities, such as flattening or bending.
In children whose bony growth plates have not closed, the chemical changes of acromegaly result in exceptional growth of long bones.
Boys with several extra X chromosomes have distinctive facial features, more severe retardation, deformities of bony structures, and even more disordered development of male features.
Labyrinth-The bony cavity of the inner ear.
Craniosynostosis may be suspected when an infant has an abnormally shaped head or a small bony ridge along the skull in various locations.
In addition to brain anomalies, Chiari malformation can also involve defects in the base of the skull and in the bony part of the spine.
When fibrous or bony tissue invades bone marrow where red blood cells are made, the individual may develop anemia.
During the first months of pregnancy, separate areas of the face-such as bony and muscular parts, mouth, and throat, develop individually and then join together.
However, the process of osteogenesis (development of bone) has not progressed to the point where the bones are "bony."
Ossification (the process whereby tissue becomes bone) of most bony nuclei of the long bones and round bones does not complete until after birth.
A healthcare provider should be contacted if a child exhibits symptoms of skeletal or growth abnormalities, such as abnormally short or tall height for age, frequent bone fractures, bony growths, or bone or joint pain.
Other symptoms of rickets include bony bumps on the ribs called rachitic rosary (beadlike prominences at the junction of the ribs with their cartilages) and knock-knees.
Eventually, the arch of the foot will collapse if the foot remains untreated, while bony protrusions will likely lead to foot ulcers.
You can go old school with the standard evil skull, complete with hollow eyes, bald head and bony looking teeth.
They are commonly seen on fleshy areas, such as the arms, rather than bony areas or areas with cartilage.
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