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Skeletons ['skĕl-ə-'tŭnz]
Connected groups of bones that help shape and support animal bodies.

The human body has 206 bones which make up the skeleton. Without a skeleton, we would be a heap of skin and muscles. A skeleton gives shape and form to the bodies of vertebrate animals. The set of bones known as vertebrae make up the spine, and others such as ribs and skull protect the major organs. Bones are actually living tissue, and the center of the bone, or marrow, is where your blood is created.

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