endoskeleton

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endoskeleton

the internal skeleton of an animal, esp the bony or cartilaginous skeleton of vertebrates

endoskeleton

[¦en·dō′skel·ə·tən]
(zoology)
An internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal.
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The genus Pseudocyclammina does not present endoskeletal elements within the chamber lumina.
Re-examination of the fine structure of endoskeletal mineralization in chondrichthyans: implications for growth, ageing and calcium homeostasis.
Prosthetics and sensory devices such as the Seattle Foot, the Seattle Ankle, cosmetic coverings, and endoskeletal improvements for amputees all are viable options for many people because of her efforts and dedication.
Today, endoskeletal prostheses are more frequently used.