- Pertaining to the skeleton, the bones of the body which collectively provide the framework for the body.
* * *Relating to the skeleton.
* * *skel·e·tal 'skel-ət-əl, Brit sometimes ske-'lēt-əl adj of, relating to, forming, attached to, or resembling a skeleton <\skeletal structures> <the \skeletal system>
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Skeletal — Skel e*tal, a. Pertaining to the skeleton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
skeletal — 1854; see SKELETON (Cf. skeleton) + AL (Cf. al) (1) … Etymology dictionary
skeletal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or functioning as a skeleton. 2) existing only in outline or as a framework. 3) very thin; emaciated. DERIVATIVES skeletally adverb … English terms dictionary
skeletal — [[t]ske̱lɪt(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Skeletal means relating to the bones in your body. ...the skeletal remains of seven adults. ...the skeletal system. 2) ADJ GRADED A skeletal person is so thin that you can see their bones through their skin.… … English dictionary
skeletal — adjective 1. of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton (Freq. 13) the skeletal system skeletal bones skeletal muscles • Pertains to noun: ↑skeleton • Derivationally related forms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
skeletal — skel|e|tal [ˈskelıtəl] adj 1.) like a skeleton or relating to a skeleton ▪ Police discovered the skeletal remains of a corpse buried near the river. 2.) someone who is skeletal is so thin that you can see their bones through their skin ▪… … Dictionary of contemporary English
skeletal — skel|e|tal [ skelıtl, skə litl ] adjective 1. ) relating to a skeleton: a skeletal disorder 2. ) extremely thin: skeletal limbs 3. ) consisting only of basic details: skeletal plans … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
skeletal — UK [ˈskelɪt(ə)l] / US [ˈskelɪt(ə)l, skəˈlɪt(ə)l] adjective 1) relating to a skeleton a skeletal disorder 2) extremely thin skeletal limbs 3) consisting only of basic details skeletal plans … English dictionary
skeletal — adj. Skeletal is used with these nouns: ↑finger, ↑muscle, ↑remains, ↑structure … Collocations dictionary
skeletal — adjective like a skeleton or connected with a skeleton: the skeletal bodies of the starving people … Longman dictionary of contemporary English