\skˌɛlɪtəpˈə͡ʊi͡ə], \skˌɛlɪtəpˈəʊiə], \s_k_ˌɛ_l_ɪ_t_ə_p_ˈəʊ_iə]\
Definitions of SKELETOPOEIA
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The part of practical anatomy which treats of the preparation of bones, and the construction of skeletons. Bones are prepared to exhibit their conformation, structure, chymical composition, mode of development, and changes; the different cavities formed by their union; and to demonstrate their connexions, relations, modes of union, &c.
By Robley Dunglison