HyperDic: exoskeleton

English > 1 sense of the word exoskeleton:
NOUNbodyexoskeletonthe exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs
exoskeleton > pronunciation
Soundseh.ksowskeh'lahtahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > exoskeleton: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs.
CategoryinvertebrateAny animal lacking a backbone or notochord
Narrowerplastron(zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside
Broaderbody coveringAny covering for the body or a body part
skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletaleThe hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
Spanishdermatoesqueleto, exoesqueleto
Catalandermatosquelet, exosquelet

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