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skeletal system

skel·e·tal sys·tem

/ˈskelətl ˈsistəm/

Noun

The skeletal system consists of bones, cartilage, and ligaments. It provides a supportive framework for the body’s organs and other tissues. Certain sections of the skeleton, such as the rib cage, also provide protection from forces that can cause injury.