skeletal

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adjective skel·e·tal \ˈske-lə-təl\

Definition of skeletal

  1. :  of, relating to, forming, attached to, or resembling a skeleton

skeletally

play \ˈske-lə-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of skeletal in a Sentence

  1. The archaeologist found skeletal remains.

  2. She was skeletal after her illness.

1854

First Known Use of skeletal

1854


SKELETAL Defined for English Language Learners

skeletal

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adjective skel·e·tal \ˈske-lə-təl\

Definition of skeletal for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a skeleton

  • : very thin


SKELETAL Defined for Kids

skeletal

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adjective skel·e·tal \ˈske-lə-təl\

Definition of skeletal for Students

  1. :  of or relating to a skeleton skeletal muscles


Medical Dictionary

skeletal

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

Medical Definition of skeletal

  1. :  of, relating to, forming, attached to, or resembling a skeleton skeletal structures the skeletal system



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