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Skull and crossbones (poison)

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Skull and crossbones (poison).

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A skull and crossbones is a symbol consisting of a human skull and two long bones crossed together under the skull

It is generally used as a warning of danger, usually in regard to poisonous substances, such as deadly chemicals.

It is also the symbol of piracy and is the symbol of death.


Graphical characteristics:
Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Categories: Hazard Symbols, Warning Symbols.

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