skeletal

adjective skel·e·tal \ ˈske-lə-tᵊl \
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

Definition of skeletal

: 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.

Recent Examples of skeletal from the Web

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First Known Use of skeletal

1854

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SKELETAL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of skeletal for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a skeleton

  • : very thin


SKELETAL Defined for Kids

skeletal

adjective skel·e·tal \ ˈske-lə-tᵊl \

Definition of skeletal for Students

: 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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