Spicules vs Skeleton - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between spicules and skeleton
is that spicules
is while skeleton
is (anatomy) the system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.
As a verb skeleton is
(archaic) to reduce to a skeleton; to skin; to skeletonize.
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(anatomy) The system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.
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A frame that provides support to a building or other construction.
(figuratively) A very thin person.
- At the foot of a pretty big pine, and involved in a green creeper, which had even partly lifted some of the smaller bones, a human skeleton lay, with a few shreds of clothing, on the ground.
(From the sled used, which originally was a bare frame, like a skeleton.) A type of tobogganing in which competitors lie face down, and descend head first (compare luge). See
(computing) A client-helper procedure that communicates with a stub.
- She lost so much weight while she was ill that she became a skeleton.
(geometry) The vertices and edges of a polyhedron, taken collectively.
An anthropomorphic representation of a skeleton. See
- RMI Nomenclature: in RMI, the client helper is a 'stub' and the service helper is a 'skeleton'.
(figuratively) The central core of something that gives shape to the entire structure.
- She dressed up as a skeleton for Halloween.
- The skeleton of the organisation is essentially the same as it was ten years ago, but many new faces have come and gone.
* (anatomy) ottomy (obsolete)
* (type of tobogganing) skeleton tobogganing
* (central core giving shape to something) backbone
* (very thin person) See also
* (computing) stub
(archaic) to reduce to a skeleton; to skin; to skeletonize
(archaic) to minimize