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exoskeleton

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noun exo·skel·e·ton \ˌek-sō-ˈske-lə-tən\

Definition of exoskeleton

  1. 1 :  an external supportive covering of an animal (as an arthropod)

  2. 2 :  bony or horny parts of a vertebrate produced from epidermal tissues

  3. 3 :  an artificial external supporting structure

exoskeletal

play \-lə-təl\ adjective


1847

First Known Use of exoskeleton

1847


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exoskeleton

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noun exo·skel·e·ton \ˌek-sō-ˈskel-ət-ən\

Medical Definition of exoskeleton

  1. 1:  an external supportive covering of an animal (as the system of sclerites covering the body of an insect)—compare endoskeleton

  2. 2:  bony or horny parts (as nails, hooves, or scales) of a vertebrate produced from epidermal tissues

exoskeletal

\-ət-əl\play adjective



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