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endoskeleton

Line breaks: endo|skel¦eton
Pronunciation: /ˈɛndəʊˌskɛlɪt(ə)n
 
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Definition of endoskeleton in English:

noun

Zoology
An internal skeleton, such as the bony or cartilaginous skeleton of vertebrates. Compare with exoskeleton.
Example sentences
  • This skeleton is enclosed by the epidermis and is thus an endoskeleton.
  • The endoskeleton, which is composed of the vertebrae and associated axial structures, the limbs, the brain case, and various components of the skull, is the skeleton that is most familiarly vertebrate.
  • The other type of skeleton is the endoskeleton, which provides a solid frame to carry the soft tissues of all vertebrates, including humans.

Derivatives

endoskeletal

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • These supportive systems are endoskeletal but do not develop in conjunction with guts or nerve cords.
  • Vertebrae, ribs, appendages, and the jaw are endoskeletal bone.

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