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All skeletal formations belong to one or other of these systems.

We decide, then, to keep the skull as part of the skeletal foundation.

There may have been some differences in the skeletal and muscular structure.

We cannot accept the skeletal formation as a fundamental structure of the plasm.

The skeletal structures found in Balanoglossus are all endoskeletal.

The hyoid apparatus has no skeletal connection with the rest of the skull.

Smooth muscle does not have to be so highly developed, then, as is skeletal.

We do not have a varying strength of pull shown by heart muscle as we do in skeletal.

Heart muscle contracts quickly and powerfully, as does skeletal.

At the same time the skeletal muscles are the most compact of our living tissues.

WORD ORIGIN

1849, from skeleton + -al (1). Related: Skeletally.

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