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Main Entry: 1skel·e·ton
Pronunciation: primarystressskel-schwat-schwan
Function: noun
1 : a firm supporting or protecting structure or framework of a living thing; especially : a framework made of bone or sometimes cartilage that supports the soft tissues and protects the internal organs of a vertebrate (as a fish or human being) -- compare ENDOSKELETON, EXOSKELETON
2 : a very thin person or animal
3 : something forming a structural framework

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