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the bones of the limbs including the shoulder and pelvic girdles.
Synonym(s): skeleton appendiculare [TA]
the bones of the limbs and their girdles, attached to the axial skeleton. Compare axial skeleton.
appendicular skeletonA 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 skeletonThe bones of the shoulder girdle and arms and of the pelvic girdle and legs. Compare AXIAL SKELETON.
appendicular skeletonthe part of the skeleton attached to the vertebral column, i.e. the limbs or fins.
appendicular skeletonthe 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.
1. pertaining to an appendix or appendage.
2. pertaining to the limbs.
a limb joint.
the skeleton of the limbs.
the stiff, hardened tissues forming the supporting framework of an animal body.
the bones of the limbs.
the skull, spine, ribs and sternum.
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.
see lygodesmia juncea.