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.
- body covering
- skeletal system
- exo- (English)
- ἔξω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- skeleton (English)
- σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Words that Rhyme with Exoskeleton
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.