Appendicular skeleton



appendicular skeleton

appendicular skeleton n.
The bones of the limbs, including the bones of the pectoral and pelvic girdles.
Historical Examples

Jaws are unknown, and arches for the support of the appendicular skeleton are rudimentary or absent.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

In every case (except in Chelonia) the parts of the appendicular skeleton lie external to the ribs.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

The appendicular skeleton of the Permian embolomerous amphibian Archeria.
A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas Theodore H. Eaton

The only bone developed in connection with the appendicular skeleton, which has no cartilaginous predecessor, is the clavicle.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

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