Definition of Endoskeleton

1. Noun. The internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates).




Definition of Endoskeleton

1. n. The bony, cartilaginous, or other internal framework of an animal, as distinguished from the exoskeleton.

Definition of Endoskeleton

1. Noun. (anatomy) The internal skeleton of an animal, which in vertebrates is comprised of bone and cartilage. ¹

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Definition of Endoskeleton

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Medical Definition of Endoskeleton

1. A skeleton, or support structure, which is on the inside of the organisms body. All vertebrates possess one that is made of either bone or cartilage. (Note: teeth are not counted as part of the endoskeleton.) Compare: exoskeleton. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endoskeleton

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endosarcs
endoscopes
endoscopic
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endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
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endoskeletal
endoskeletally
endoskeleton (current term)
endoskeletons
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Literary usage of Endoskeleton

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1. The History of the human body by Harris Hawthorne Wilder (1909)
"AN endoskeleton or internal framework for the support of the muscles and the ... The vertebrate endoskeleton is a part of the connective tissue system of ..."

2. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker (1897)
"Both arise independently of the endoskeleton, which is preformed in ... The exoskeleton, however, comes into the closest relation with the endoskeleton, ..."

3. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"THE endoskeleton The endoskeleton may pass through three stages in its development, including the membranous stage (p. 41). From this it may pass through a ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1887)
"... describing the Dorsal and some parts of the endoskeleton imperfectly known in 1881." By JW HULKE, FRS Receive " December 14, ..."

5. A Laboratory Manual in Elementary Biology: An Inductive Study in Animal and by Emanuel Roth Boyer (1894)
"(a) Study the axial endoskeleton in a dry preparation of connected bones, examining the preparation from the ventral side. Note the modifications of the ..."

6. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"B. endoskeleton. A further development of internal chitinous structures is brought about by infolding and invagination of the external integument. ..."

7. A Manual of the Anatomy of Vertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1895)
"THE muscular system of the Vertebrata consists of muscles related partly to the exoskeleton, partly to the endoskeleton, and partly to the viscera, ..."

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