• WordNet 3.6
    • adj skeletal very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold "emaciated bony hands","a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys","eyes were haggard and cavernous","small pinched faces","kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
    • adj skeletal of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton "the skeletal system","skeletal bones","skeletal muscles"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Skeletal Pertaining to the skeleton.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • skeletal Of or pertaining to a skeleton, in the widest sense; forming or formed by a skeleton; entering into the composition of a skeleton; sclerous.
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In literature:

For slender objects a skeletal substructure of bent hairpins or matches is advisable.
"Certain Personal Matters" by H. G. Wells
Such are the appearances presented under the microscope by skeletal or striped muscles such as those of the larynx.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
All skeletal formations belong to one or other of these systems.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
With these, smaller cartilaginous plates, rods, and nodules articulate, and form a flattened skeletal support for the fin.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The top of the skeletal cracking plant across the freeway glowed with St. Elmo's fire!
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Their limbs were truly skeletal, and curiously I tugged the white robe from the strange insect body as I followed the prince.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
We decide, then, to keep the skull as part of the skeletal foundation.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
We found that differences in the skeletal structure were almost as great as those in the fleshy tissues.
"The Memory of Mars" by Raymond F. Jones
There may have been some differences in the skeletal and muscular structure.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
His skeletal constitution appeared to be regular and his body well nourished.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero

In news:

Skeletal remains that appear to belong to a teenage girl were discovered on an uninhabited island in Jamaica Bay, authorities said.
Skeletal remains found on Thanksgiving identified as Griffin man.
Skeletal remains found Thanksgiving Day near Odum Street identified as Griffin man.
Skeletal remains ID'd as missing Alabama woman.
Skeletal remains found in Seventh Ward home.
Skeletal remains were found in a home in the Seventh Ward Tuesday, New Orleans Police said.
NEW CASTLE, Del.-- New Castle police said they are trying to determine if the skeletal remains founds near New Castle on Thursday are a case of foul play, reported.
Frederick County Police say human skeletal remains were found by a tree trimming crew working in a wooded area.
Skeletal remains found in vacant Carroll County lot.
This bone lover was found with over 100 skeletal parts that she used for sex.
On Nov 1, students in CFCC's anthropology club are holding the "Cape Fear Ghost Chase," a scavenger hunt focused on finding the identity of fictitious skeletal remains uncovered in downtown Wilmington.
Decomposed skeletal remains have been found inside an abandoned house, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Update on human skeletal remains found along I-95.
The skeletal remains of an infant were found in the home of a woman who recently died.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. Police in Broken Arrow are searching for skeletal remains that were taken from a cemetery's above-ground tomb.

In science:

Note that if B is finitely accessible, the full subcategory fp(B) of B formed by all finitely presentable ob jects in B is skeletally small, [1, 2.2].
Locally well generated homotopy categories of complexes
Let A be a skeletal ly smal l additive category.
Locally well generated homotopy categories of complexes
If (f , α) : (A, F ) → (B , G) is an isomorphism then F = G as I+ is a skeletal category.
On the duality between trees and disks
Here we limit ourselves to a skeletal presentation of Git’s main features.
A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype
To simplify the technical part, we suppose furthermore that C is skeletal, i.e., x ∼= y implies x = y for x, y ∈ Ob C .
A generalized Koszul theory and its application