- 1Relating to or functioning as a skeleton: the skeletal remains of aquatic organismsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The disc covers 150 fetal anomalies, including head, skeletal, gastrointestinal and cardiac anomalies.
- A 57-year-old woman underwent a combined skeletal and metabolic survey of her total body bone mass to establish the extent of osteoporosis.
- A skeletal survey found no lytic bone lesions at this time.
- 1.1Very thin; emaciated: a small, skeletal boy clothed in ragsMás ejemplos en oraciones
emaciated, very thin, as thin as a rake, cadaverous, skin-and-bones, hollow-cheeked, scrawny, scraggy, skinny, size-zero, bony, angular, stick-like, raw-boned, lantern-jawed, gaunt, haggard, wasted; starved, half-starved, undernourished, underfed; shrunken, wizened, fleshless• dated spindle-shanked• archaic starveling
- An anorexic who for years has been doing a ‘good job’ at being anorexic is hiding in plain sight all the time. She's thin, but not skeletal.
- He was a little taller than Diana, thin, but not skeletal.
- He was already walking a fine line between thin and skeletal when we met, but now he just looks ill.
- 2Existing only in outline or as a framework of something: a skeletal plot for a novelMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The plot, as it stands, is only the skeletal outline of a movie.
- As you can imagine, at the moment, all I have is a skeletal framework of information regarding the aforementioned incident.
- While most scholars of southern history and politics know the skeletal outlines of this story, Frederickson explains it in detail.
- [as submodifier]: skeletally gauntMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Not only are they dentally impaired but skeletally out of proportion.
- At your age, your body is still developing, skeletally and hormonally, so a regular training program, a whole-food diet high in protein and good sleeping habits should be sufficient to promote muscular growth.
- She is skeletally thin, with hollow, cadaverous eyes and cheeks.