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|Noun||1.||skeletal 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