Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, forming, or of the nature of a skeleton.
  • adjective Attached to or formed by a skeleton.
  • adjective So thin or emaciated as to appear bony.
  • adjective Extremely basic or simplified.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a skeleton, in the widest sense; forming or formed by a skeleton; entering into the composition of a skeleton; sclerous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to the skeleton.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to the skeleton
  • adjective haggard, cadaverous, emaciated or gaunt

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton
  • adjective very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From skeleton +‎ -al.

Examples

  • To see a lot more different fish types in skeletal form, click on the Helter Skeletons link in the first paragraph.

    Bare Bones Taxidermy

  • To see a lot more different fish types in skeletal form, click on the Helter Skeletons link in the first paragraph.

    Bare Bones Taxidermy

  • Assuming for a moment that these findings are also present in skeletal muscle, it would not be hard to imagine that these individuals are likely to find exercise more difficult and tiring than their co-twins with a normal mitochondrial population - less exercise means further weight gain and further decline in mitochondrial function - a nice little vicious cycle, if I ever saw one.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Obesity: It’s all in Your Cells?

  • A new study explores the link between the protective effect of IP in skeletal muscles and the substance that triggers hibernation.

    Origins of science fiction?

  • Emilio Veratti (1872-1967), described for the first time the sarcoplasmic reticulum in skeletal muscle fibers.

    Life and Discoveries of Camillo Golgi

  • - ATPase in skeletal muscle, which participates in the control of muscle contraction and H +, K +

    Press Release: The 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • Female relatives are needed because maternal DNA copies are found more easily in skeletal remains, said Kenneth Terry, head of the division's Prisoner Of War/Missing

    Mongilardi, Peter Jr.

  • Gotch's work made it likely that the same all-or-nothing behaviour might be found in skeletal muscle fibres.

    Edgar Adrian - Nobel Lecture

  • In a presentation concerning early nutritional programming and long-term skeletal health to be presented on April 27 at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting in Anaheim, researchers from North Carolina State University and the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine will present evidence that very early calcium nutrition may have more impact than we previously thought.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • In a presentation concerning early nutritional programming and long-term skeletal health to be presented on April 27 at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting in Anaheim, researchers from North Carolina State University and the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine will present evidence that very early calcium nutrition may have more impact than we previously thought.

    Newswise: Latest News

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