The endoskeleton of a horse.
The definition of an endoskeleton is the internal bone or cartilage structure of animals which have a vertebra and some animals without vertebra.
An example of an endoskeleton is the skeleton inside a human body.
the internal bony, cartilaginous, or chitinous supporting structure in vertebrates, echinoderms, etc.
An internal supporting skeleton, derived from the mesoderm, that is characteristic of vertebrates and certain invertebrates.
From endo- + skeleton.
- Its endoskeleton is still capable of withstanding just about anything.
- The first dorsal fin and the ventrals are transformed into pointed formidable spines, and joined to firm bony plates of the endoskeleton.
- They yield chitin in place of chondrin or gelatin - as does also the cartilage of the Cephalopod's endoskeleton.