- of, relating to, or like a skeleton.
Origin of skeletal
Related Words for skeletalbony, emaciated, anorexic, cadaverous, drawn, famished, gaunt, haggard, lank, lean, scrawny, shrunken, skinny, thin, underfed, atrophied, attenuated, shrivelled, undernourished
Examples from the Web for skeletal
Contemporary Examples of 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
What stories the skeletal remains of our century will tell remains to be seen.War! What Is It Good For? A Lot
August 13, 2014
It wasn't until he got closer that he discovered it was the skeletal remains of a human being.Headless Torso Found in Venice Lagoon
Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 2, 2013
McCotter has only a skeletal staff that is still working on the basics.2012’s Invisible Candidate
August 12, 2011
Her skeletal remains were found 12 days later in the foothills near Los Angeles.A Serial Killer's Final Victims?
January 26, 2011
Historical Examples of skeletal
All skeletal formations belong to one or other of these systems.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
We decide, then, to keep the skull as part of the skeletal foundation.Practical Taxidermy
There may have been some differences in the skeletal and muscular structure.Man And His Ancestor
We cannot accept the skeletal formation as a fundamental structure of the plasm.The Wonders of Life
The skeletal structures found in Balanoglossus are all endoskeletal.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
- The internal structure of vertebrate animals, composed of bone or cartilage, that supports the body, serves as a framework for the attachment of muscles, and protects the vital organs and associated structures.
- A hard protective covering or supporting structure of invertebrate animals. See also endoskeleton exoskeleton.