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skeletal

adjective uk   /ˈskel.ɪ.təl/ us    /-t̬əl/
of or like a skeleton (= frame of bones): Her body was skeletal (= very thin). He suffered serious skeletal injuries in the accident. used to describe something that exists in its most basic form: The newspaper report gave only a skeletal account of the debate.
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