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skeletal

adjective skel·e·tal \ˈske-lə-təl\

: of or relating to a skeleton

: very thin

Full Definition of SKELETAL

:  of, relating to, forming, attached to, or resembling a skeleton
skel·e·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb
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Examples of SKELETAL

  1. The archaeologist found skeletal remains.
  2. She was skeletal after her illness.

First Known Use of SKELETAL

1854
SKELETAL Defined for Kids

skeletal

adjective skel·e·tal \ˈske-lə-təl\

Definition of SKELETAL for Kids

:  of or relating to a skeleton <skeletal muscles>
Medical Dictionary

skeletal

adjective skel·e·tal \ˈskel-ət-əl, British sometimes ske-ˈlēt-əl\

Medical Definition of SKELETAL

:  of, relating to, forming, attached to, or resembling a skeleton <skeletal structures> <the skeletal system>

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