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1. endoskeleton

noun. the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates).

Synonyms

  • axial skeleton
  • os
  • articulatio
  • bone
  • articulation
  • appendicular skeleton
  • systema skeletale
  • skeleton
  • frame
  • skeletal system
  • clavicle
  • arm bone
  • leg bone
  • collarbone
  • joint
  • shoulder blade
  • shoulder bone

Antonyms

  • boneless
  • maximum
  • top
  • bottom

Etymology

  • endo- (English)
  • skeleton (English)
  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with endoskeleton


1. Noun, singular or mass
Unlike humans, whose bones are beneath soft tissues forming an endoskeleton, the soft tissue of butterflies is encased in a hard shell called an exoskeleton.

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