axial skeleton

[n] - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
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axial skeleton

Articulated bones of head and vertebral column, i.e., head and trunk, as opposed to the appendicular skeleton, the articulated bones of the upper and lower limbs. ... Synonym: skeleton axiale. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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axial skeleton

noun the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
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axial skeleton

(from the article `skeletal system, human`) ...human skeleton, like that of other vertebrates, consists of two principal subdivisions, each with origins distinct from the others and each ... The skeletal system of mammals and other vertebrates is broadly divisible functionally into axial and appendicular portions. The axial skeleton ......
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axial skeleton

Type: Term Definitions: 1. articulated bones of head, vertebral column, and thorax, head and trunk, as opposed to the appendicular skeleton, the articulated bones of the upper and lower limbs. Synonyms: skeleton axiale
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AXIAL SKELETON

That portion of the skeleton composed of the skull, vertebrae, ribs, and sternum (breastbone).
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axial skeleton

The skull, vertebral column, and rib cage; one of the two components of the skeleton in vertebrates.
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Axial skeleton

The axial skeleton is the portion of the human skeleton that consists of the bones of the head and trunk of an organism. In humans, it consists of 80 bones and is composed of eight parts; the skull bones, the ossicles of the middle ear, the hyoid bone, the rib cage, sternum and the vertebral column. The axial skeleton along with the appendicular s...
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Axial Skeleton

The skull, vertebral column, and rib cage; one of the two components of the skeleton in vertebrates.
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