Exoskeleton meaning

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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.

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A hard outer structure, such as the shell of an insect or crustacean, that provides protection or support for an organism.
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Any hard, external, secreted supporting structure, as the shell of an oyster or the cuticle of a lobster.
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A hard, protective outer body covering of an animal, such as an insect, crustacean, or mollusk. The exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans are largely made of chitin.
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(anatomy) A hard outer structure that provides both structure and protection to creatures such as insects and Crustacea.
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Origin of exoskeleton

  • From exo- +‎ skeleton.
    From Wiktionary