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skeleton

noun [C]  us   /ˈskel·ɪ·tən/
the frame of bones supporting a human or animal body: We found a deer skeleton.
Translations of “skeleton”
in Arabic هَيْكَل عَظْمي…
in Korean 뼈대, 골격…
in Malaysian rangka…
in French squelette, charpente…
in Turkish iskelet…
in Italian scheletro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骨骼,骨架, 框架, 架構…
in Russian скелет…
in Polish szkielet…
in Vietnamese bộ xương, khung, sườn…
in Spanish esqueleto, armazón…
in Portuguese esqueleto…
in Thai โครงกระดูก, โครงสร้าง…
in German das Skelett…
in Catalan esquelet…
in Japanese がい骨, 骨格…
in Indonesian tulang kerangka, kerangka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骨骼,骨架, 框架, 梗概,纲要…
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