endoskeleton


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endoskeleton

 [en´do-skel″ĕ-ton]
the cartilaginous and bony skeleton of the body, exclusive of that part of the skeleton of dermal origin.

en·do·skel·e·ton

(en'dō-skel'ĕ-tŏn),
The internal bony framework of the body; the skeleton in its usual context as distinguished from exoskeleton.

endoskeleton

/en·do·skel·e·ton/ (en″do-skel´ĕ-ton) the cartilaginous and bony skeleton of the body, exclusive of that part of the skeleton of dermal origin.

endoskeleton

(ĕn′dō-skĕl′ĭ-tn)
n.
An internal supporting skeleton, derived from the mesoderm, that is characteristic of vertebrates and certain invertebrates.

en′do·skel′e·tal (-ĭ-tl) adj.

endoskeleton

the internal network of bones, to which muscles are attached. Compare exoskeleton.

en·do·skel·e·ton

(en'dō-skel'ĕ-tŏn)
The internal bony framework of the body; the skeleton in its usual context as distinguished from the exoskeleton.

endoskeleton

a skeleton present within the body of an organism, for example, the vertebrate skeleton. Compare EXOSKELETON.

endoskeleton

the cartilaginous and bony skeleton of the body, exclusive of that part of the skeleton of dermal origin.
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