exoskeleton(redirected from Dermoskeleton)
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the protective or supporting structure covering the outside of the body of many animals, such as the thick cuticle of arthropods
The system of supports in a French Gothic church, including the ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, and pier buttresses. Also, the external structural skeleton of a building consisting of a framework of attached members, or a poured-in-place concrete framework.
The external supportive covering of certain invertebrates, such as arthropods.
Bony or horny epidermal derivatives, such as nails, hoofs, and scales.