appendicular skeleton


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ap·pen·dic·u·lar skel·e·ton

[TA]
the bones of the limbs including the shoulder and pelvic girdles.
Synonym(s): skeleton appendiculare [TA]

appendicular skeleton

the bones of the limbs and their girdles, attached to the axial skeleton. Compare axial skeleton.

appendicular skeleton

A term that dignifies the bones of appendages (extremities), including those of the shoulder girdle, upper extremity, pelvis and lower extremities.

ap·pen·dic·u·lar skel·e·ton

(ap'ĕn-dik'yŭ-lăr skel'ĕ-tŏn) [TA]
The bones of the limbs including the shoulder and pelvic girdles.

appendicular skeleton

The bones of the shoulder girdle and arms and of the pelvic girdle and legs. Compare AXIAL SKELETON.

appendicular skeleton

the part of the skeleton attached to the vertebral column, i.e. the limbs or fins.
Figure 1: The nervous system.

appendicular skeleton

the parts of the skeleton other than the skull, vertebral column and the thoracic cage (ribs and sternum), i.e. the bones of the shoulder girdle, the pelvic girdle and the limbs. See also axial skeleton; Figure 1.

appendicular

1. pertaining to an appendix or appendage.
2. pertaining to the limbs.

appendicular joint
a limb joint.
appendicular skeleton
the skeleton of the limbs.

skeleton

the stiff, hardened tissues forming the supporting framework of an animal body.

appendicular skeleton
the bones of the limbs.
axial skeleton
the skull, spine, ribs and sternum.
visceral skeleton
1. the skeleton that forms part of an organ such as the os penis or os cordis.
2. the bony framework that protects the viscera, such as the sternum, ribs or pelvis.
skeleton weed
References in periodicals archive ?
8] Although our study showed no statistically significant difference between experienced radiographers and the radiologist in the reporting of adult fractures of the appendicular skeleton, the sensitivity achieved (89.
Gadid fish exported to medieval Europe probably contained bones of the appendicular skeleton and some or all of the vertebral column; cranial bones and an anterior portion of the vertebral column might remain at processing sites (Figure 2).
Though the most common site of occurrence is around the knee joint, it can involve any part of appendicular skeleton.
It includes each individual muscle of the axial and appendicular skeleton with proper origin and insertion points.
This lesion typically affects the appendicular skeleton in children but is found more axially in adolescents.