autoskeleton

noun
au·​to·​skeleton
plural -s

Definition of autoskeleton

: an internal skeleton specifically : the endoskeleton of sponges consisting of spicules or spongin fibers secreted by the cells opposed to pseudoskeleton

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aut- + skeleton

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“Autoskeleton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autoskeleton. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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