Related formsskel·e·tal·ly, adverbnon·skel·e·tal, adjectivenon·skel·e·tal·ly, adverbpseu·do·skel·e·tal, adjective
Examples from the Web for skeletal
Once emblematic of American military muscle, the outposts are now skeletal shells.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What stories the skeletal remains of our century will tell remains to be seen.
It wasn't until he got closer that he discovered it was the skeletal remains of a human being.
McCotter has only a skeletal staff that is still working on the basics.
Her skeletal remains were found 12 days later in the foothills near Los Angeles.
In our study we examined 4151 preserved frogs, 93 skeletal preparations, 88 lots of tadpoles and young, and six lots of eggs.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
The principal structural characters effected were in the postcranial anatomy, especially in the skeletal and muscular systems.
The mesenchymal tissue between the mesothelium and the ectoderm forms the mass of the skeletal, muscular and vascular systems.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington
These have the form of minute rods, needles or hairs, and are aggregated into feathery and spherulitic forms or skeletal crystals.
The muscular mechanisms used by the singer and speaker are of the skeletal variety.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking|Wesley Mills