exoskeleton


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ex·o·skel·e·ton

 (ĕk′sō-skĕl′ĭ-tn)
n.
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.

exoskeleton

(ˌɛksəʊˈskɛlɪtən)
n
(Zoology) the protective or supporting structure covering the outside of the body of many animals, such as the thick cuticle of arthropods. Compare endoskeleton
ˌexoˈskeletal adj

ex•o•skel•e•ton

(ˌɛk soʊˈskɛl ɪ tn)

n.
an external covering or integument esp. when hard, as the shell of a crustacean (opposed to endoskeleton).
[1840–50]
ex`o•skel′e•tal, adj.

ex·o·skel·e·ton

(ĕk′sō-skĕl′ĭ-tn)
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.

exoskeleton

The hard outer covering of some animals, e.g. insects, crustaceans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 hoofsexoskeleton - 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
skeletal system, systema skeletale, skeleton, frame - the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
Translations
AußenskelettExoskelett

exoskeleton

nAußenskelett nt

exoskeleton

[ˌɛksəʊˈskɛlɪtn] nesoscheletro
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