appendicular skeleton

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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