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the bones of the limbs including the shoulder and pelvic girdles.
Synonym(s): skeleton appendiculare [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
appendicular skeletonA term that dignifies the bones of appendages (extremities), including those of the shoulder girdle, upper extremity, pelvis and lower extremities.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
appendicular skeletonThe bones of the shoulder girdle and arms and of the pelvic girdle and legs. Compare AXIAL SKELETON.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
appendicular skeletonthe part of the skeleton attached to the vertebral column, i.e. the limbs or fins.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005