nonskeletal

skeletal

[skel-i-tl]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or like a skeleton.

Origin:
1850–55; skelet(on) + -al1

skeletally, adverb
nonskeletal, adjective
nonskeletally, adverb
pseudoskeletal, adjective
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  1. 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.

  2. A hard protective covering or supporting structure of invertebrate animals. See also endoskeleton, exoskeleton.


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