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endoskeleton

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noun en·do·skel·e·ton \ˌen-dō-ˈske-lə-tən\

Definition of endoskeleton

  1. :  an internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal

en·do·skel·e·tal play \-lə-təl\ adjective


Circa 1847

First Known Use of endoskeleton

circa 1847


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endoskeleton

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noun en·do·skel·e·ton \ˌen-dō-ˈskel-ət-ən\

Medical Definition of endoskeleton

  1. :  an internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal—compare exoskeleton

  2. en·do·skel·e·tal \-ət-əl\play adjective




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