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1. exoskeleton

noun. ['ˌɛksoʊˈskɛlətən'] the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs.

Synonyms

  • body covering
  • skeleton
  • frame
  • skeletal system
  • plastron

Antonyms

  • top
  • bottom

Etymology

  • exo- (English)
  • ἔξω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • skeleton (English)
  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Exoskeleton

  • gelatin

Example sentences of the word exoskeleton


1. Noun, singular or mass
Crayfish are protected by a hard exoskeleton that must be shed during a molting process as they grow.

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