\skˈɛlɪtən], \skˈɛlɪtən], \s_k_ˈɛ_l_ɪ_t_ə_n]\
Definitions of SKELETON
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
1. The bony framework of the body in vertebrates (endoskeleton or neuroskeleton) or the hard outer envelope of insects (exoskeleton or dermoskeleton). 2. All the dry parts remaining after the destruction and removal of the soft parts; this includes ligaments and cartilages as well as bones. 3. All the bones of the body taken collectively.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
A dried body. The aggregate of the hard parts of the body, or the bones. A skeleton is found in almost all animals, although it may not always be formed in the same manner. In some, as in the Crustacea and testacea, it is wholly or partly external, Exo-skeleton, Dermo-skeleton. In others, as in birds, the mammalia, &c., it is internal, Endo-skeleton, Neuro-skeleton. It serves as a support for other organs. On it the general shape of the body and of its various parts is greatly dependent. When the bones are united by their natural ligaments, the skeleton is said to be natural, Scel'etum, natura'le; when articulated by means of wires, artificial or articulated, Scel'etum artificia'le.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. [Greek] The bony framework of the body; the bones of an animal body separated from the flesh and retained in their natural situation or relative position the outer structure, case, or shell;-the compages or principal parte which give support and strength to the softer and weaker parts;-hence, a very thin or lean person ;â€”the general structure or frame of any thing;-the heads and outline of a literary performance, especially of a sermon.
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