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exoskeleton


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exoskeleton  \Ex`o*skel"e*ton\,  n.  [Exo-  +  skeleton]  (Anat.) 
  The  hardened  parts  of  the  external  integument  of  an  animal, 
  including  hair,  feathers,  nails,  horns,  scales,  etc.,as  well 
  as  the  armor  of  armadillos  and  many  reptiles,  and  the  shells 
  or  hardened  integument  of  numerous  invertebrates;  external 
  skeleton;  dermoskeleton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exoskeleton 
  n  :  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 




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