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1. Any bony formation in an organ, as in the heart, tongue, or penis of certain animals; the term also includes, according to some anatomists, the cartilaginous rings of the trachea and bronchi.
Etymology: L, viscus + Gk, skeletos, dried up
the part of the skeleton, including sternum, ribs, pelvis, and vertebrae, that encloses the viscera.
The pelvis, ribs, and sternum enclosing the viscera.
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.