axial skeleton
bones in the axis of the body, comprising the neurocranium, the branchial skeleton, the vertebral column and the intermuscular bones and ribs

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  • axial skeleton — n the skeleton of the trunk and head * * * skeleton axiale [TA] the bones of the cranium, vertebral column, ribs, and sternum …   Medical dictionary

  • axial skeleton — n. in vertebrates, the skull, vertebral column, sternum, and ribs without the arms and legs …   English World dictionary

  • Axial skeleton — The axial skeleton consists of the 80 bones in the head and trunk of the human body. It is composed of five parts; the human skull, the ossicles of the inner ear, the hyoid bone of the throat, the chest, and the vertebral column. The axial… …   Wikipedia

  • axial skeleton — noun the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs • Hypernyms: ↑skeletal structure • Part Holonyms: ↑endoskeleton • Part Meronyms: ↑sternum, ↑breastbone, ↑skull, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • axial skeleton — noun Date: 1872 the skeleton of the trunk and head …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • axial skeleton — Anat. the skeleton of the head and trunk. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • axial skeleton — ax′ial skel′eton n. anat. the skeleton of the head and trunk • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • extra-axial skeleton — (PORIFERA) Skeletal elements that surround or arise from an axial region …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Axial — Ax i*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis. [1913 Webster] To take on an axial, and not an equatorial, direction. Nichol. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Belonging to the axis of the body; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Axial line — Axial Ax i*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis. [1913 Webster] To take on an axial, and not an equatorial, direction. Nichol. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Belonging to the axis of the body; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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