endoskeleton

noun
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

Other Words from endoskeleton

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

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