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axial skeleton

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noun Anatomy.
  1. the skeleton of the head and trunk.

Origin of axial skeleton

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for axial skeleton

axial skeleton

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

axial skeleton

  1. The bones of the head and trunk, excluding the pectoral and pelvic girdles.
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