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Meaning of SKELETAL SYSTEM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
 
 Synonyms: frame, skeleton, systema skeletale
 
 See Also: endoskeleton, exoskeleton, musculoskeletal system, skeletal structure, system

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 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 exoskeletons.
 

 

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