skeleton

System of bones providing support for the body
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Skeleton

An aggressive mob that spawns in dark places or night,skeletons are the other mob that burn in sunlight when it hits them. Skeletons uses a bow and arrows.
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Skeleton

The skeleton (from Greek σκελετός, skeletos `dried body`, `mummy`) is the body part that forms the supporting structure of an organism. There are two different skeletal types: the exoskeleton, which is the stable outer shell of an organism, and the endoskeleton, which forms the support structure inside the body. In a figurative sense, ...
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skeleton

(skel´ә-tәn) the hard framework of the animal body, especially the bony framework of the body of higher vertebrate animals; the bones of the body collectively. Anatomically, it is divided into the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. The bones of the skeleton give support and shape to the body, protect de...
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skeleton

[n] - the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
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Skeleton

• (n.) The framework of anything; the principal parts that support the rest, but without the appendages. • (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, a skeleton; consisting merely of the framework or outlines; having only certain leading features of anything; as, a skeleton sermon; a skeleton crystal. • (n.) The more or less firm or hardened...
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skeleton

<anatomy> A solid or fluid system which allows muscles to relax after contracting (in general, because there is an opposing muscle which pulls the skeletal part in the opposite direction when it contracts). ... The skeletal system may also be a support structure or a form of protection. Types of skeletons include hydroskeletons and exoskeleto...
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skeleton

skeleton in the closet noun a scandal that is kept secret; `there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family`s closet`
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Skeleton

[category theory] In mathematics, a skeleton of a category is a subcategory which, roughly speaking, does not contain any extraneous isomorphisms. In a certain sense, the skeleton of a category is the `smallest` equivalent category which captures all `categorical properties`. In fact, two categories are equivalent if and only if they have i...
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Skeleton

[computer programming] Skeleton programming is a style of computer programming based on simple high-level program structures and so called dummy code. Program skeletons resemble pseudocode, but allow parsing, compilation and testing of the code. Dummy code is inserted in a program skeleton to simulate processing and avoid compilation error ...
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Skeleton

[sport] Skeleton is a fast winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down, during which the rider experiences forces up to 5{nbsp}g and reaches speeds over 130 km/h (80 mph). The sport was named from the bony appearance of the sled. It was added to the Olympic program for the 2002 Winter ...
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Skeleton

[undead] A skeleton is a type of physically manifested undead often found in fantasy, gothic and horror fiction, and mythical art. Most are human skeletons, but they can also be from any creature or race found on Earth or in the fantasy world. ==Myth and folklore== Animated human skeletons have been used as a personification of death in Wes...
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skeleton

Click images to enlargeFramework of bones that supports and gives form to the body, protects its internal organs, and provides anchorage points for its muscles. It is composed of about 200 bones. Each bone is made of a mineral, calcium phosphate, and protein. Bones of the skeleton are joined to each other by ligaments. In...
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Skeleton

Skel'e·ton adjective Consisting of, or resembling, a skeleton; consisting merely of the framework or outlines; having only certain leading features of anything; as, a skeleton sermon; a skeleton crystal. Skeleton bill , a bill or draft made out in blank as to the amount or pa...
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Skeleton

Skel'e·ton noun [ New Latin , from Greek ............ (sc. .........) a dried body, a mummy, from ............ dried up, parched, ............ to dry, dry up, parch.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The bony and cartilaginous framework which supports the soft parts of a vertebrate animal. [ See ...
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Skeleton

A skeleton is the supporting structure of an animal's body. Dinosaur skeltons were made of bones and cartilage.
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Skeleton

An underlying network of bones used to define and control the motion of a model during character animation. Moving a bone causes the mesh of the model to move and deform.
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skeleton

Contents • Diagram of the human skeleton • Introduction • Axial skeleton • Appendicular skeleton • Function of the skeleton • Male and female skeletons • The skeleton in other animals Diagram of the human skeleton Introduction The skeleton is a ...
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Skeleton

Descriptively divided into axial (skull, vertebrae column, chest) and appendicular (forequarters, hindquarters) portions.
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Skeleton

Descriptively divided into axial (skull, vertebrae column, chest) and appendicular (forequarters, hindquarters) portions or the hard framework of the body; the bones of the body collectively.
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skeleton

skeleton, in anatomy, the stiff supportive framework of the body. The two basic types of skeleton found among animals are the exoskeleton and the endoskeleton. The shell of the clam is an exoskeleton composed primarily of calcium carbonate. It provides formidable protection, but it is bulky and seve...
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skeleton

skeleton, in winter sports, a type of small, very low, steel-frame sled on which one person, lying face down, slides headfirst down snowy hillsides or down steeply banked, curving, iced chutes similar to those used in luge and bobsledding. Steering is accomplished by shifting weight or dragging the ...
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Skeleton

Skeleton: The skeleton is composed of bones and is the framework of the body.
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skeleton

Support structure in animals, against which the force of muscles acts. Vertebrates have a skeleton of bone or cartilage; arthropods have one made of chitin; while many other invertebrates use a hydrostatic skeleton, which is merely an incompressible fluid-filled region of their body.
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skeleton

Support structure in animals, against which the force of muscles acts. Vertebrates have a skeleton of bone or cartilage; arthropods have one made of chitin; while many other invertebrates use a hydrostatic skeleton, which is merely an incompressible fluid-filled region of their body.
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