axial skeleton

axial skeleton

noun Anatomy.
the skeleton of the head and trunk.

Origin:
1870–75

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axial skeleton
 
n
the bones that together comprise the skull and the vertebral column

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

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