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ossature (noun) – An underlying framework or skeleton.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Ossature is a borrowing from French ossature, probably modeled on French musculature. The base of ossature is the Latin noun os (stem oss-) ?bone,? which comes from the Proto-Indo-European root ost- ?bone.? Greek derives from the same root ost?on ?bone? (as in osteology), ?strakon ?potsherd? (as in ostracize), and ?streon ?oyster? (the English noun comes from Greek via Old French and Latin). Ossature entered English in the 19th century.

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