skeletal structure

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organismskeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
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
skeletal system, systema skeletale, skeleton, frame - the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
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
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
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
References in periodicals archive ?
In this wonderful production, he is a giant puppet, operated by three men who did an amazing job, with each movement so perfect you could see beyond the skeletal structure and almost imagine he was real.
The hand, which weighs about the same as a bar of chocolate, has small proportions that have been specifically designed with women and teenagers in mind and is built around an accurate skeletal structure with miniaturised components designed to provide the most true-to-life movements.
Developed using F1 technology and specifically in scale for women and teenagers*, the bebionic small hand is built around an accurate skeletal structure with miniaturised components designed to provide the most true to life movements.
Docofossor, which lived around 160,000,000 years ago, had a skeletal structure and body proportions strikingly similar to the modern-day African golden mole.
We identified the highest and best use for this former cargo terminal, and after repurposing the existing steel skeletal structure, The Ark will be the first-ever, USDA-approved, full-service 24-hour airport quarantine facility for the import and export of horses, pets, birds, and livestock," said Racebrook Chairman John J.
He writes his music with a skeletal structure and articulates the images into lyrics as they present their stories, which collectively exist in the Den of Ashes.
The fact that 85 percent of her skeletal structure is intact makes Sophie an almost priceless beauty.
Most fossils show the organisms' skeletal structure, which may or may not give researchers accurate pictures of these prehistoric organisms.
The model is to be equipped with a power-operated roof that can be opened in around 20 seconds and will use a D-Frame skeletal structure that is three times stiffer than the chassis used on the original model.
We simply can't enjoy the fullness of life without a form, some skeletal structure on which to hang the flesh of our days.
A child should not carry more than one-fifth of his body weight on his back to keep the spine and skeletal structure strong and upright.
One year later Deborah, of Sleaford, Lincs, was diagnosed with osteoporosis, which left her with the skeletal structure of a 92-year-old woman, heart problems, high blood pressure p and high cholesterol.