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Skeleton

skeleton

(Science: anatomy) A solid or fluid system which allows muscles to relax after contracting (in general, because there is an opposing muscle which pulls the skeletal part in the opposite direction when it contracts).

The skeletal system may also be a support structure or a form of protection. Types of skeletons include hydroskeletons and exoskeletons.


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Need help identifying these bones

Seems like skeleton of some rather smaller tetrapod mammal.

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by JackBean
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Need help identifying these bones
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Views: 6555

Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... traits into domestic animals which make them less likely to survive in the wild, things like loss of cryptic colouration, and shortening of the skeleton, and it has been proven that in feral populations these traits quickly disappear due to natural selection, but there is no evidence that there ...

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
Views: 43961

Re: Human or Animal

... believe. In the very unlikely event that it was human, Goboso, it would be impossible for the police to do anything about it. If it was a complete skeleton that would be different, but an odd bone could have come from anywhere. I can't quite understand why you say it looks human What bone do you ...

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:16 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human or Animal
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

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In the skeleton and muscle area, we're supposed to be bilaterally symmetrical. Not everyone is, for a number of possible reasons. You could have picked up some imbalance as an embryo, or you maybe it's how you exercise. Most ...

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by teju85
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:24 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: un even development of muscle
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

un even development of muscle

In the skeleton and muscle area, we're supposed to be bilaterally symmetrical. Not everyone is, for a number of possible reasons. You could have picked up some imbalance as an embryo, or you maybe it's how you exercise. Most ...

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by Darby
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: un even development of muscle
Replies: 4
Views: 2836
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