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An internal supporting skeleton, derived from the mesoderm, that is characteristic of vertebrates and certain invertebrates.

en′do·skel′e·tal (-ĭ-tl) adj.
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Lastly, participants were required to own, and use daily, an endoskeletal prosthesis with a comfortable socket and a passive, non-microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee.
The inner part of the chambers is occupied by endoskeletal elements consisting of radial pillars aligned from one chamber to the next, but alternating in position in successive stolon planes.
Food and Drug Administration to sell its Endoskeletal TAS system for anterior lumbar interbody fusion with integrated fixation screws.
Moore-Keish contends that Christian worship is most faithful when it conforms to the endoskeletal structure of the Ordo and is then enfleshed in ways appropriate to particular cultures.
Esox and Umbra have paired rostrodermethmoids (sensu Sanford, 2000) fused with paired endoskeletal structures.
We are endoskeletal beings, with the body keeping the spine, nerves, and blood vessels in proper alignment through most of life.
Endoskeletal limbs prepared in this manner are quite light and comfortable for the patients.