Associations to the word «Skeletal»


SKELETAL, adjective. Of, or relating to the skeleton
SKELETAL, adjective. Haggard, cadaverous, emaciated or gaunt
SKELETAL FORMULA, noun. (chemistry) A diagrammatic representation of a molecule (especially that of an organic compound) in which lines represent bonds between atoms that are represented by their symbols
SKELETAL MUSCLE, noun. (muscle) The voluntary muscle of vertebrates, which is striated and anchored by tendons to bone and is used to effect skeletal movement such as locomotion.
SKELETAL MUSCLES, noun. Plural of skeletal muscle

Dictionary definition

SKELETAL, adjective. Of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton; "the skeletal system"; "skeletal bones"; "skeletal muscles".
SKELETAL, adjective. 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".

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