Origin of endoskeleton
Related formsen·do·skel·e·tal, adjective
First recorded in 1830–40; endo-
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The endoskeleton is cartilaginous and true bone is never found.
Perhaps the most striking feature of the endoskeleton of birds is its pneumaticity.
The teeth, which are most conveniently described with the endoskeleton.
The alien had an endoskeleton, but he also had a tough hide that was somewhat like thick, leathery chitin.
The alien had an endoskeleton, but he also had a hide that was like somewhat leathery chitin.
British Dictionary definitions for endoskeleton
Derived Formsendoskeletal, adjective the internal skeleton of an animal, esp the bony or cartilaginous skeleton of vertebratesCompare exoskeleton
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Word Origin and History for endoskeleton
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Related formsen′do•skel′e•tal (-ĭ-tl) adj.
An internal supporting skeleton, derived from the mesoderm, that is characteristic of vertebrates and certain invertebrates.
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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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