skeletal structure

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An assemblage of structural elements or members fitted together to form a structure, as a multistory building, a rigid-frame shed, or a truss.
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Images were described by their anatomic features and, for illustration purposes, were accompanied by a photograph of the gross anatomy of the corresponding skeletal structures (Fig 4).
In previous field observations in this reef system, we detected several colonies with some degradation (loss of tissue, several white spots and irregular morphology) in their skeletal structure, especially coral species of the genus Pseudodiploria.
Most fossils show the organisms' skeletal structure, which may or may not give researchers accurate pictures of these prehistoric organisms.
The model is to be equipped with a power-operated roof that can be opened in around 20 seconds and will use a D-Frame skeletal structure that is three times stiffer than the chassis used on the original model.
We simply can't enjoy the fullness of life without a form, some skeletal structure on which to hang the flesh of our days.
The lowest level might consist of the external features or internal structural schema of the individual elements, such as the clothing or Marrian skeletal structure of individual persons.
A child should not carry more than one-fifth of his body weight on his back to keep the spine and skeletal structure strong and upright.
One year later Deborah, of Sleaford, Lincs, was diagnosed with osteoporosis, which left her with the skeletal structure of a 92-year-old woman, heart problems, high blood pressure p and high cholesterol.
By their early 20s, most dancers' skeletal structure has finished developing.
Over a cold drink, we marvel at the native Churer's apocalyptic visions in his biomechanical-style bar, where the walls and ceiling resemble the skeletal structure of a whale's womb.
"We understand the skeletal structure of the universe quite well," says Chakrabarti, of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
Both of these videos serve as guides to learning more about what is underneath a drawing of the human figure: the skeletal structure and the overlaying muscles.