en·​do·​skel·​e·​ton | \ ˌen-dō-ˈske-lə-tən How to pronounce endoskeleton (audio) \

Definition of endoskeleton

: an internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal

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Other Words from endoskeleton

endoskeletal \ ˌen-​dō-​ˈske-​lə-​tᵊl How to pronounce endoskeleton (audio) \ adjective

Examples of endoskeleton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is also quite a lot of diecast throughout the toy, mainly acting as an endoskeleton to help with the transformation but also in the joints. Ollie Barder, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of endoskeleton

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of endoskeleton was circa 1847

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“Endoskeleton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endoskeleton. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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en·​do·​skel·​e·​ton | \ ˌen-dō-ˈskel-ət-ᵊn How to pronounce endoskeleton (audio) \

Medical Definition of endoskeleton

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

Other Words from endoskeleton

endoskeletal \ -​ət-​ᵊl How to pronounce endoskeleton (audio) \ adjective

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