Translation of skeleton in Spanish:

skeleton

esqueleto, n.

Pronunciation /ˈskɛlɪt(ə)n//ˈskɛlətn/

noun

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    Anatomy
    esqueleto masculine
    she's a walking skeleton está en los huesos informal
    • He believes their canine teeth would have caused little damage to a hominid skeleton.
    • Scientists have found skeletons of a human species that grew no larger than a three-year-old modern child.
    • The advantage of an internal skeleton is that it allows the animal to grow much larger than is the case with the arthropod type exoskeleton.
    • Despite the apparent differences produced by an internal versus an external skeleton, the control problems faced by the two groups are formally the same.
    • The axial skeleton is rigid and may or may not contact the carapace.
    • Without an internal skeleton, it has to propel itself across the seafloor with bands of minute, hydraulically powered tube feet.
    • Tadpoles have no jaws, lungs or eyelids, and possess a skeleton of cartilage.
    • While human bodies have skeletons of bones, our cells have a framework made of a filamentous network.
    • Skeletons Sponges, like all animals, possess some sort of a skeleton that gives their bodies shape.
    • As bone after bone is added, the skeleton begins to take shape.
    • At about thirty years of age, the human skeleton is as heavy and strong as it will ever get.
    • Years ago we realized that if we combined all our accidents, there was hardly a bone in the human skeleton we hadn't broken.
    • This fish has a skeleton partly of bone and partly of cartilage.
    • These forms had two dorsal fins rather than one, and all the fins were supported by an internal skeleton and musculature.
    • Unlike many fish, which have bony skeletons, shark skeletons are made entirely of cartilage, which grows throughout the animal's life.
    • Lobsters are considered crustaceans, which means that they have a hard external skeleton or exoskeleton.
    • The researchers found no separated bones or partial skeletons, which suggests that the dinosaurs were rapidly entombed while still alive.
    • The calcitic ossicles of crinoids, as is typical of echinoderms, form an internal skeleton that provides support and protection.
    • Man and most vertebrates are characterized by an internal rather than an external skeleton.
    • The human body has a dynamic framework of bone and cartilage called the skeleton.
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    (of building, vehicle) armazón feminine
    (of building, vehicle) estructura feminine
    (of leaf) nervadura feminine
    (of book, report) esquema feminine
    (of book, report) esbozo masculine
    • Let's start with this skeleton, containing a basic title section.
    • The first step is to cut through the gloss you will find in ‘every thing is beautiful’ brochures and get down to the bare skeleton structure of what is being offered.
    • The steel skeleton is stabilised by the spiralling ramps and by a concrete lift and stair tower on the west side overlooking the main entrance to the zoo.
    • That structure provides a skeleton of sorts for the ship.
    • The basic skeleton of all languages is grammar, that is structure which, when mastered, enables anything to be said.
    • Sheltered by an undulating copper canopy on a wooden skeleton, the garden's form and content celebrates life's diversity.
    • I have the basic skeleton, but other than that I am still trying to figure things out.
    • The white concrete skeleton of the new stand is developing while business, with some difficulty, goes on around.
    • Building has begun in earnest on the metal skeleton for the northern section of Manchester's new-look Arndale shopping centre.
    • I saw the movie long back and I just remember the basic skeleton of the story.
    • The studio was made with a skeleton of built-up wood frames within a skin of galvanized metal.

adjective

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    (service) mínimo
    (service) básico
    (crew/staff) reducido