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axial skeleton

noun, Anatomy.
the skeleton of the head and trunk.
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First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
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axial skeleton

the bones that together comprise the skull and the vertebral column
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axial skeleton in Medicine

axial skeleton n.
The bones of the head and trunk, excluding the pectoral and pelvic girdles.

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