Definition of Axial skeleton

1. Noun. The part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs.

Medical Definition of Axial skeleton

1. Articulated bones of head and vertebral column, i.e., head and trunk, as opposed to the appendicular skeleton, the articulated bones of the upper and lower limbs. Synonym: skeleton axiale. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Axial Skeleton

axial current
axial filament
axial hyperopia
axial lobe
axial lobes
axial motion
axial muscle
axial neuritis
axial pattern flap
axial plane
axial plate
axial point
axial projection
axial rotation
axial section
axial skeleton (current term)
axial surface
axial view
axial walls of the pulp chambers

Literary usage of Axial skeleton

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1. A Laboratory manual and text-book of embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1922)
"CHAPTER XI THE MORPHOGENESIS OF THE SKELETON AND MUSCLES I. THE SKELETAL SYSTEM THE skeleton comprises: (i) the axial skeleton (skull, vertebrae, ribs, ..."

2. Text-book of the embryology of man and mammals by Oscar Hertwig, Edward Laurens Mark (1905)
"The original foundation of the axial skeleton of all Vertebrates is the notochord or chorda dorsalis. By this is understood a flexible, rod-like structure, ..."

3. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"The axial skeleton makes its appearance much earlier than the appendicular ... The distinction of the axial skeleton into its vertebral and cranial portions ..."

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