appendicular skeleton

appendicular skeleton
the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs
Hypernyms: ↑skeletal structure
Part Holonyms: ↑endoskeleton
Part Meronyms: ↑limb, ↑pectoral girdle, ↑pelvis, ↑pelvic girdle, ↑pelvic arch, ↑hip

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appendicular skeleton,
the skeleton of the limbs (contrasted with axial skeleton).

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