Definition of Appendicular skeleton

1. Noun. The part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs.

Terms within: Limb, Pectoral Girdle, Hip, Pelvic Arch, Pelvic Girdle, Pelvis
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Structure
Group relationships: Endoskeleton



Medical Definition of Appendicular skeleton

1. The bony structure that makes up the shoulder girdle, upper extremity, pelvis and lower extremities. (10 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appendicular Skeleton

appendicles
appendico-
appendicocele
appendicoenterostomy
appendicolith
appendicolithiasis
appendicolysis
appendicostomy
appendicovesicostomy
appendicula
appendicular
appendicular artery
appendicular colic
appendicular lymph nodes
appendicular muscle
appendicular skeleton (current term)
appendicular vein
appendicularia
appendiculata
appendiculate
appending
appendix
appendix ceci
appendix epididymidis
appendix epididymis
appendix epiploica
appendix fibrosa hepatis
appendix of epididymidis
appendix of the testis
appendix testis

Literary usage of Appendicular skeleton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Order Microsauria by Robert Lynn Carroll, Pamela Gaskill (1978)
"In other forms, five or six appears to be a maximum. appendicular skeleton In this work, ... appendicular skeleton."

2. The Order Microsauria by Pamela Gaskill, Robert Lynn Carroll (1978)
"In other forms, five or six appears to be a maximum. appendicular skeleton In this work, ... appendicular skeleton."

3. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"THE appendicular skeleton The appendicular skeleton consists of the shoulder girdle, the fore limb, the pelvic girdle, or hip bone, and the hind limb. ..."

4. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"THE skeleton of the limbs, or appendicular skeleton, is divisible into the skeleton of the anterior, thoracic or pectoral limbs, and that of the posterior ..."

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