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Related to exoskeleton: Hydrostatic skeleton
A hard outer structure, such as the shell of an insect or crustacean, that provides protection or support for an organism.
ex′o·skel′e·tal (-ĭ-tl) adj.
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(Zoology) the protective or supporting structure covering the outside of the body of many animals, such as the thick cuticle of arthropods. Compare endoskeleton
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ex•o•skel•e•ton(ˌɛk soʊˈskɛl ɪ tn)
an external covering or integument esp. when hard, as the shell of a crustacean (opposed to endoskeleton).
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A hard, protective outer body covering of an animal, such as an insect, crustacean, or mollusk. The exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans are largely made of chitin. Compare endoskeleton.
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The hard outer covering of some animals, e.g. insects, crustaceans.
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|Noun||1.||exoskeleton - the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs|
plastron - (zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part
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n → Außenskelett nt
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exoskeleton[ˌɛksəʊˈskɛlɪt/ən] n → esoscheletro
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