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The bones constituting the head and trunk of a vertebrate body.
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(Anatomy) the bones that together comprise the skull and the vertebral column
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the skeleton of the head and trunk.
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|Noun||1.||axial skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs|
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
rib cage - the bony enclosing wall of the chest
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
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