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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Re-examination of the fine structure of endoskeletal mineralization in chondrichthyans: implications for growth, ageing and calcium homeostasis.
Despite the unequal knee centers associated with a GSA, the development of lightweight polycentric hydraulic knee joints and endoskeletal systems has alleviated many of these problems.
Today, endoskeletal prostheses are more frequently used.
In endoskeletal limbs, the most common usages of the modular adapters are to attach the socket and pylon to the foot, knee or the hip," said Meg Hall, prosthetics product manager at Seattle Systems.