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Meaning of ENDOSKELETON

Pronunciation:  `endow'skelitn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
 

ENDOSKELETON is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: appendicular skeleton, arm bone, articulatio, articulation, axial skeleton, bone, clavicle, collarbone, frame, joint, leg bone, os, scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone, skeletal system, skeleton, systema skeletale

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En`do*skel"e*ton\, n. [Endo- + skeleton.] (Anat.)
The bony, cartilaginous, or other internal framework of an
animal, as distinguished from the exoskeleton.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A skeleton, or support structure, which is on the inside of the organism's body. All vertebrates possess one that is made of either bone or cartilage. (Note: teeth are not counted as part of the endoskeleton.) Compare exoskeleton.
 

 

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