visceroskeleton

vis·cer·o·skel·e·ton

(vis'ĕr-ō-skel'ĕ-tŏn),
1. Any bony formation in an organ, as in the heart, tongue, or penis of certain animals; the term also includes, according to some anatomists, the cartilaginous rings of the trachea and bronchi.
2. The bony framework protecting the viscera (for example, ribs and sternum, pelvic bones, and anterior portion of the cranium). Synonym(s): splanchnoskeleton, visceral skeleton

vis·cer·o·skel·e·ton

(vis'ĕr-ō-skel'ĕ-tŏn)
1. Any bony or cartilaginous formation in an organ, as in the cartilaginous rings of the trachea and bronchi.
2. The bony framework protecting the viscera, such as the ribs and sternum, the pelvic bones, and the anterior portion of the cranium.
Synonym(s): splanchnoskeleton.

vis·cer·o·skel·e·ton

(vis'ĕr-ō-skel'ĕ-tŏn)
1. Any bony formation in an organ.
2. Bony framework protecting viscera (e.g., ribs and sternum, pelvic bones, and anterior portion of the cranium).
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