The skeleton (From Greek σκελετός, skeletos = "dried-body", "mummy") is the body part that forms the supporting structure of an organism. There are two different skeletal types: the exoskeleton, which is the stable outer shell of an organism, and the endoskeleton, which forms the support structure inside the body.

In a figurative sense, skeleton can refer to technology that supports a structure such as a building.

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Skeleton Watch
... A skeleton watch is a mechanical watch (although occasionally quartz), in which all of the moving parts are visible through either the front of the watch, the back of the watch or ... of the watch, leaving only a minimalist 'bare' skeleton of the movement required for functionality ... Some makers of mechanical skeleton watches and models include Invicta watch Patek Philippe Skeleton Stauer 1779 and 1901 Skeleton Festina Fossil Twist Swatch DEPA Skeleton movements Orkina ...
Skeleton - Bones and Cartilage - Cartilage
... A commonly mistaken thought is that cartilage is only present in a human's nose area ... However, when humans are first developing in utero, they have a cartilage precursor to their skeletal structure ...

Famous quotes containing the word skeleton:

    that skeleton wearing his bones like a broiler,
    or his righteousness like a swastika.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    The bird is not in its ounces and inches, but in its relations to Nature; and the skin or skeleton you show me, is no more a heron, than a heap of ashes or a bottle of gases into which his body has been reduced, is Dante or Washington.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The Queen has lands and gold, Mother
    The Queen has lands and gold,
    While you are forced to your empty breast
    A skeleton Babe to hold
    Amelia Edwards (1831–1892)