endoskeleton

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

Definition of endoskeleton 

: an internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal

Other Words from endoskeleton

endoskeletal \ˌen-​dō-​ˈske-​lə-​tᵊl \ adjective

First Known Use of endoskeleton

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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endoskeleton

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

Medical Definition of endoskeleton 

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

Other Words from endoskeleton

endoskeletal \-​ət-​ᵊl \ adjective

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