Definition of Skeletonize

1. v. t. To prepare a skeleton of; also, to reduce, as a leaf, to its skeleton.



Definition of Skeletonize

1. Verb. To reduce to a skeleton. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skeletonize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Medical Definition of Skeletonize

1. To prepare a skeleton of; also, to reduce, as a leaf, to its skeleton. Origin: Skeletonised; Skeletonizing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skeletonize

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skeletoneers
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skeletonisations
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skeletonizations
skeletonize (current term)
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skeletons in the cupboard
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Literary usage of Skeletonize

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1. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"An Harangue.—Swimming after a Wounded Gavial.—Death of " Number One."—Another still Larger.—How to skeletonize a ..."

2. Floral Decorations for the Dwelling House: A Practical Guide to the Home by Annie Hassard (1876)
"LEAF-PRINTING FROM NATURE—HOW TO skeletonize LEAVES. HE following paper on the subject ... skeletonize ..."

3. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"The beetles eat through the veins of the leaves and do not skeletonize them. They also eat into and destroy the green pods as shown in Fig. ..."

4. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"The spiny little larvae that hatch from these eggs remain on the under side of the leaves, which they skeletonize in feeding. The beetles eat through the ..."

5. A Manual of Dangerous Insects Likely to be Introduced in the United States by United States Bureau of Entomology (1918)
"... a. blue leaf beetle; Europe; larvae and adults skeletonize foliage. ... Europe; larvae and adults skeletonize leaves. ..."

6. Printing for School and Shop: A Textbook for Printers' Apprentices by Frank Souder Henry (1917)
"Such a job is difficult to set, and more difficult to skeletonize. There is really no need to skeletonize it, for it can be kept intact and printed by the ..."

7. Bulletin by Maine Agricultural Experiment Station (1920)
"They do not exactly skeletonize the leaves but eat numerous small holes completely through the tissues, these perforations occurring irregularly over the ..."

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