skeletal structure

Definitions of skeletal structure
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n any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

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rib cage
the bony enclosing wall of the chest
arch
a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
heel
the back part of the human foot
girdle
an encircling or ringlike structure
column
any tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body
appendicular skeleton
the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs
axial skeleton
the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
back, backbone, rachis, spinal column, spine, vertebral column
the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
metacarpus
the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
metatarsus
the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus; the corresponding part of the foot in birds or of the hind foot in quadrupeds
tarsus
the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; in human beings the bones of the ankle and heel collectively
notochord
a flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
chine
backbone of an animal
metatarsal arch
the short lateral arch formed by the heads of the metatarsals
instep
the arch of the foot
pectoral girdle
a skeletal support to which the forelimbs of vertebrates are attached
pectoral arch, shoulder girdle
the bony arch formed by the collarbones and shoulder blades in humans
haemal arch, hemal arch
a structure arising ventrally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the caudal blood vessels
neural arch, vertebral arch
a structure arising dorsally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the spinal cord
hip, pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis
the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
Type of:
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure
a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing

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