skeleton

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a preliminary plan or version, as of a written work

Synonyms for skeleton

something reduced to its minimal form

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a scandal that is kept secret

the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

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Sharks lack this bladder, but they are only slightly heavier than seawater because of their light, cartilaginous skeleton and huge, oily liver.
They are marine animals with cartilaginous skeletons and respiratory gills, similar in morphology to that of the fish, although many sharks are viviparous and copulate.