bones


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

bones

1. n. dice. (See additional forms at bone.) Toss me the bones and get out your checkbooks.
2. n. a nickname for a ship’s physician. (From sawbones. Also the nickname of the doctor on the starship Enterprise of Star Trek fame.) This fat bones actually wanted me to lose weight.
3. n. a nickname for a skinny person. (Also a term of address.) Ask bones there what he wants to drink.
4. n. dollars; money; cash. The tickets only cost a few bones, but the play was lousy and I want my money back.
See also: bone
References in periodicals archive ?
Partial multiphase skeletal scintigraphy and single-photon emission CT of the cranium showed increased bone metabolism in the area of the right frontal bone, starting in the ethmoid cells in the roof of the orbit and extending slightly to the left (figure 2).
In addition, cytokines may be involved in inhibiting new bone formation and stimulating bone resorption, therefore resulting in decreased BMD.
No other bones of a meat eater have been found at this site, says Murphy.
Like many other "bone-seeking" elements, Pb from blood is incorporated into calcified tissues such as bone and teeth, where it can remain for years (Rabinowitz 1991; O'Flaherty 1995).
Though swimming and biking are great forms of exercise, they don't stress the bones and should be interspersed with weight-bearing activities, she says.
Jamal and colleagues (1999) provided an intervention that included osteoporosis education and bone mineral density testing.
So if your body isn't getting enough calcium from your diet, it steals it from your bones.
Replacement usually predominates over resorption until about age 35 when peak bone mass is achieved.
In May 2000, all 14,000 pounds of beautiful, chocolate-colored bones are finally assembled on a custom iron frame, now on display at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.
Paget's disease of bone is a chronic (long-term) disorder that typically results in enlarged and deformed bones.
Bone strength is determined by a constant balancing act between cells that are forming new bone versus those that are resorbing bone tissue.
Patient demographics and baseline characteristics (histologic grade of the primary cancer, number of bone metastases, bone pain severity, and serum PSA levels) were well matched across treatment groups.
The "gold standard" for such grafts is a person's own bone tissue, says V.
The researchers measured bone mineral density with dual X-ray absorptiometry--the same test used to detect osteoporosis in humans.