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- en·do·skel·e·tal, adjective
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How to use endoskeleton in a sentence
This is contrasted with the human skeletal system, which is classified as an endoskeleton.
Apparently have endoskeleton, but organization of the internal organs remains obscure.The Native Soil | Alan Edward Nourse
These membrane bones are so intimately related to the true endoskeleton that they will be described with it.
The various bones composing the endoskeleton are united to one another either by sutures or by movable joints.
Bone is in many cases exoskeletal, but it will be most conveniently described with the endoskeleton.
In general fish with a greatly developed dermal armour have the endoskeleton poorly developed; and the converse also holds good.
British Dictionary definitions for endoskeleton
the internal skeleton of an animal, esp the bony or cartilaginous skeleton of vertebrates: Compare exoskeleton
- endoskeletal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for endoskeleton
The internal supporting framework of humans and other vertebrates, usually made of bone. Certain invertebrates, such as sponges and echinoderms, also have endoskeletons. Compare exoskeleton.
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