What does skeletal mean?

Definitions for skeletal
ˈskɛl ɪ tlskele·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skeletaladjective

    of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton

    "the skeletal system"; "skeletal bones"; "skeletal muscles"

  2. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wastedadjective

    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

Wiktionary

  1. skeletaladjective

    of, or relating to the skeleton

  2. skeletaladjective

    haggard, cadaverous, emaciated or gaunt

Wikipedia

  1. skeletal

    A skeleton is the structural frame that supports the body of most animals. There are several types of skeletons, including the exoskeleton, which is the stable outer shell of an organism, the endoskeleton, which forms the support structure inside the body, and the hydroskeleton, a flexible internal skeleton supported by fluid pressure. Vertebrates are animals with a vertebral column, and their skeletons are typically composed of bone and cartilage. Invertebrates are animals that lack a vertebral column. The skeletons of invertebrates vary, including hard exoskeleton shells, plated endoskeletons, or spicules. Cartilage is a rigid connective tissue that is found in the skeletal systems of vertebrates and invertebrates.

ChatGPT

  1. skeletal

    Skeletal refers to the bony structure (framework) that supports and protects the organs of a body, primarily in animals. It can also refer to anything that is stripped down to its essential, bare framework or basic form in other contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skeletaladjective

    pertaining to the skeleton

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skeletal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skeletal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of skeletal in a Sentence

  1. Emmanuel Audenaert:

    During puberty and as a result of changing testosterone hormone balance, the growth plate weakens around the age of 12-13, making it even more sensitive to displacement or deformity, severe muscular training and high loading activities should be restricted until skeletal maturity for any joint and sport.

  2. Chris Stantis:

    Strontium enters our bodies primarily through the food we eat, it readily replaces calcium, as its a similar atomic radius. This is the same way lead enters our skeletal system; although, while lead is dangerous, strontium is not.

  3. Marie Strader:

    We intended this paper to serve as a humble blueprint for how researchers can use this technology to study the functions of coral genes, we are currently conducting experiments investigating how specific genes regulate coral skeletal formation, or calcification, for example. However, we expect this technique could be useful to identify genes involved in many other ecologically important traits such as thermal tolerance or coral bleaching.

  4. Scott Sevcik:

    But even more significant is that we have more freedom with the design... parts can look more organic, more skeletal.

  5. Ken Brown:

    The skeletal modifications could relate to lives they had as slaves.

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