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visceroskeleton

(vĭs′ə-rō-skĕlĭ-tn)
n.
  1. A bony formation in an organ, as in the heart, tongue, or penis.
  2. The part of the skeleton protecting the viscera, such as the rib cage and the pelvic bones.splanchnoskeleton
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Related formsvis′cer•o•skele•tal (-skĕlĭ-tl) adj.
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