骨 means 'bone'

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Strokes : 10    Radical number: 188    Frequency: 885   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-10    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 44    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 133 words   Used in 345 words   Used in 90 names   Component in 44 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ほね bone
See why the name of the radical in 骨, (marrow), and (corpse) seems perfect, and find out how to eat soft bones.
⿵   () gossip   () body part  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 骨 is used 6 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 骨 is used 331 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
コツ : 229 words FIND ALL
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1. bone marrow; medulla
2. true spirit; one's mind
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コツ (read as こっ) : 45 words FIND ALL
bone fracture
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ほね : 37 words FIND ALL
1. bone
2. frame
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ほね (read as ぼね) : 20 words FIND ALL
spine; backbone; spinal column
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An additional 14 less common words include 骨 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 877 (originally: 867)  Joy o' Kanji : 867  Key to Kanji: 351 

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コツ   ほね bone   
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gossip; dishonest   
ニク body part   
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