- The definition of an exoskeleton is a hard supporting structure on the outside of the body.
An example of an exoskeleton is a lobster's shell.
The lobster has an exoskeleton.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- exoskeletal adjective
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- exˌo·skelˈe·tal adjective
exoskeleton - Medical Definition
- All hard parts, such as hair, teeth, and nails, that develop from the ectoderm or mesoderm in vertebrates.
- A hard outer structure, such as the shell of an insect, that provides protection or support for an organism.
exoskeleton - Science Definition
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