Definition of Skeletal system

1. Noun. The hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal.

Exact synonyms: Frame, Skeleton, Systema Skeletale
Generic synonyms: System
Group relationships: Musculoskeletal System
Terms within: Skeletal Structure
Specialized synonyms: Endoskeleton, Exoskeleton
Derivative terms: Skeletal



Medical Definition of Skeletal system

1. The bones and cartilages of the body. Synonym: systema skeletale. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skeletal System

skelder
skeldered
skelders
skelet
skeletal
skeletal dysplasia
skeletal extension
skeletal formula
skeletal frame
skeletal muscle
skeletal muscle fibres
skeletal muscle tissue
skeletal muscle ventricle
skeletal structure
skeletal survey
skeletal system (current term)
skeletal traction
skeletalism
skeletalization
skeletalize
skeletalized
skeletalizes
skeletalizing
skeletally
skeletogenesis
skeletogenous
skeletology
skeletomusculature
skeleton
skeleton appendiculare

Literary usage of Skeletal system

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1. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Henry Meyners Bernard, Matilda Bernard, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1896)
"(c) The Accessory skeletal system. Ill this system may be included all those ... The other skeletal system, which occurs especially in Asteroidea with large ..."

2. A Text-book of histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"THE skeletal system. THE skeletal system consists of a series of bones and cartilages which are united by special structures to form the supporting ..."

3. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"THE skeletal system. THE skeletal system consists of a series of bones and cartilages which are united by special structures to form the supporting ..."

4. A Laboratory manual and text-book of embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1917)
"CHAPTER XI THE MORPHOGENESIS OF THE SKELETON AND MUSCLES L THE skeletal system THE skeleton comprises (1) the axial skeleton (skull, vertebrae, ribs, ..."

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