HyperDic: skeletal_structure

English > 1 sense of the expression skeletal structure:
NOUNbodyskeletal structureany structure created by the skeleton of an organism
English > skeletal structure: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAny structure created by the skeleton of an organism.
Part ofskeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletaleThe hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
Narrowerappendicular skeletonThe part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs
archA curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
axial skeletonThe part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
columnAny tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body
girdleAn encircling or ringlike structure
heelThe back part of the human foot
metacarpusThe part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
metatarsusThe skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus
rib cageThe bony enclosing wall of the chest
spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachisThe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
tarsusThe part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishesqueleto, osamenta
Catalanesquelet, ossada

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