nonskeletal

adjective

non·​skel·​e·​tal ˌnän-ˈske-lə-tᵊl How to pronounce nonskeletal (audio)
: not relating to, involving, derived from, or attached to a skeleton : not skeletal
nonskeletal effects of vitamin D
nonskeletal muscle
nonskeletal marine sediment

Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonskeletal was in 1895

Dictionary Entries Near nonskeletal

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“Nonskeletal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonskeletal. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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