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exoskeleton

the protective or supporting structure covering the outside of the body of many animals, such as the thick cuticle of arthropods

Exoskeleton

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.

exoskeleton

[¦ek·sō′skel·ə·tən]
(invertebrate zoology)
The external supportive covering of certain invertebrates, such as arthropods.
(vertebrate zoology)
Bony or horny epidermal derivatives, such as nails, hoofs, and scales.
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For sampling uniformity, muscle tissue was taken from the abdomen, and exoskeletal tissues were taken from the dorsal medial inflation of the crusher claw for these samples.
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The Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis was developed by Ryan Blanck, who is a prosthetist at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio.
and the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) program at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI) in Sam Houston, Texas.
During this year's hockey season, Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas could often be spotted wearing the company's compression gear and knee pad technology with distinct exoskeletal bright yellow on black design.
Persons with skin breakdown on the residual limb, those who used exoskeletal prostheses, and those not otherwise meeting the inclusion criteria were excluded from the study.