Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to those parts of the body which are not skeletal

Etymologies

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non- +‎ skeletal

Examples

  • It means nonskeletal meat, such as organs and glands, as well as extremities like feet and tails or heads from anything edible.

    A Deliciously Offal Meal

  • The nonskeletal muscles—stomach, intestines, heart, tongue—generally contain much more connective tissue than ordinary meats—up to 3 times as much—and benefit from slow, moist cooking to dissolve the collagen.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • It is by the contraction of these that we move the hinged bones of the skeleton and move certain nonskeletal portions of the body as well.

    The Human Brain

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