- referring to the bones the bones of the arms and legs, as well as the bones that support them. This includes the pelvis, clavicle and scapula. There are approximately 126 bones in the appendicular skeleton.
- Etymology - Appendicular, as in appendage, "that which is appended to something as a proper part," 1640s, from append + -age. - Etymology Online
"Appendicular skeleton" is a label referring to a set of bones whose function is distinct from the bones of the "axial skeleton