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1. skeleton

noun. ['ˈskɛlətən'] a scandal that is kept secret.

Synonyms

  • skeleton in the cupboard
  • scandal
  • outrage

Antonyms

  • limit
  • boundary
  • uttermost
  • level best

Etymology

  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • σκελλώ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Axial Skeleton

  • exoskeleton
  • gelatin

Example sentences of the word axial-skeleton


1. Noun Phrase
The axial skeleton is made up of the skull, which consists of the cranium and the facial skeleton.

2. Noun Phrase
The axial skeleton is important because it provides the body's vital organs with protection from trauma and injury.

3. Noun Phrase
The axial skeleton* includes the bones of the head, neck, chest and back.

4.
*Noun Phrase

The system consists of the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton.

2. skeleton

noun. ['ˈskɛlətən'] something reduced to its minimal form.

Synonyms

  • minimum

Antonyms

  • large indefinite quantity
  • peak

Etymology

  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • σκελλώ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. skeleton

noun. ['ˈskɛlətən'] the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal.

Synonyms

  • endoskeleton
  • frame
  • system
  • musculoskeletal system
  • skeletal structure
  • skeletal system
  • exoskeleton

Antonyms

  • spoils system
  • merit system
  • maximal
  • bound

Etymology

  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • σκελλώ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. skeleton

noun. ['ˈskɛlətən'] the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape.

Synonyms

  • edifice
  • underframe
  • supporting structure
  • building
  • frame
  • aircraft
  • skeletal frame
  • hoop
  • ship

Antonyms

  • top
  • bottom
  • get off
  • disembark

Etymology

  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • σκελλώ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. axial

adjective. ['ˈæksiːəl'] situated on or along or in the direction of an axis.

Synonyms

  • lengthwise

Antonyms

  • cross-section
  • cross

6. axial

adjective. ['ˈæksiːəl'] relating to or attached to the axis.

Antonyms

  • thwartwise
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