axial skeleton

noun

Definition of axial skeleton

: the skeleton of the trunk and head

Examples of axial skeleton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lucy's skeleton is represented by elements of her skull, upper limb, hand, axial skeleton, pelvis, lower limb and foot. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of axial skeleton

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Axial skeleton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/axial%20skeleton. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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axial skeleton

noun

Medical Definition of axial skeleton

: the skeleton of the trunk and head

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