skeletal formula etymology

English word skeletal formula comes from English skeletal

Detailed word origin of skeletal formula

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
skeletal English (eng) Haggard, cadaverous, emaciated or gaunt. Of, or relating to the skeleton.
skeletal formula English (eng) (chemistry) A diagrammatic representation of a molecule (especially that of an organic compound) in which lines represent bonds between atoms that are represented by their symbols.