Adjective "skeletal" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or functioning as a skeleton.
  1. 'How these mutations lead to the skeletal phenotype is not known.'
  2. 'Recent advances in human genetics have increased our understanding of the ways particular gene perturbations produce cranial skeletal malformations.'
  3. 'Several patients who underwent skeletal myoblast transfer experienced ventricular tachyarrhythmias within weeks of transplantation.'
  4. 'Thus, bone quality and skeletal fragility are among the hottest topics for basic scientists, clinical investigators, and clinicians.'
  5. 'This skull was considered to be the oldest human skeletal remains found in the region.'
  6. 'Premature fusion may be associated with cranial and often facial skeletal anomalies.'
  7. 'No flesh was attached to the skeletal remains suggesting the body was exposed to the elements for at least two-months.'
  8. 'He was a little taller than Diana, thin, but not skeletal.'
  9. 'He is skeletal and scrawny with his minuscule bones poking through his clothes.'
  10. 'She props up her skeletal frame, wizened beyond her 48 years, with spindly arms wrapped around a twisted cane.'
  11. 'An anorexic who for years has been doing a ‘good job’ at being anorexic is hiding in plain sight all the time. She's thin, but not skeletal.'
Existing only in outline or as a framework of something.
  1. 'Details of how the Pond of Safety Forest will be managed are still being hammered into place, but a skeletal framework is clear.'
  2. 'As you can imagine, at the moment, all I have is a skeletal framework of information regarding the aforementioned incident.'
  3. 'There's much more to it than that of course, but that skeletal outline of the process is enough to understand why it's so hard to add value to email.'


1. of, relating to, or like a skeleton.

More examples(as adjective)

"muscles can be skeletal."

"elements can be skeletal."

"remainses can be skeletal."

"structures can be skeletal."

"proportions can be skeletal."

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