Ossivorous
Ossivorous Os*siv"o*rous, a. [L. os, ossis, bone + vorare to devour: cf. F. ossivore.] Feeding on bones; eating bones; as, ossivorous quadrupeds. --Derham. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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