An interior or imbedded, openwork or structural frame used to support some other object or objects.

The skeletal portion of prosthesis (usually metal, sometimes ceramic) around which and to which are attached the remaining portions of the prosthesis to produce a finished restoration. For dental prostheses, the framework may be any metal or combination of metals or ceramic material, with various forms including designed slots, incorporated corrective angulation patterns, etc. which provide rigidity to a dental prosthesis. Such a framework can be made in whole o  made of component parts. Frequently used to anchor a prosthesis to natural teeth (by cementation) or dental implant abutments (by cementation, mechanical undercuts, screws) or both.

The main bones which make up the structure of part of the body.