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 numerical dimensional parameters of the endoskeleton design were optimised after a series of experiments and simulations (see Fig.
• Six-sided endoskeleton with shock-absorbing materials to help protect against drops
Abbreviations: AMP = Amputee Mobility Predictor, COM = center of mass, COP = center of pressure, DMERC = Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier, DR = dynamic response, GRF = ground reaction force, ICC = intraclass correlation coefficient, MFCL = Medicare Functional Classification Level, PVD = peripheral vascular disease, SACH = solid ankle cushion heel, SAFE = stationary attachment flexible endoskeleton, SD = standard deviation, SEW = Symmetry in External Work, TTA = transtibial amputation, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
As he moves on to descriptions of birds, there is even more emphasis on adaptive (and evolutionary) traits, how their shapes are "adapted to flying" and their legs "adapted for perching by the shape of the claws and the placing of the legs" He also notes that the class "examined the endoskeleton of Bird [sic] and compared it with the skeleton of the Fish, frog and snake" (56-57), presumably to explore similarities indicating an evolutionary path from fish through amphibians, reptiles, and birds.
A PROSTALAC hip system is a commercial available spacer which consists of an all-polyethylene cemented acetabular component, a metal head, and a mold to construct antibiotic-loaded cement on a metal endoskeleton [3].
These questions, woven eloquently into the context of evolutionary biology, form an endoskeleton for Edward O.
By 1984, the year of Neuromancer, the term "cyborg" was being used in Terminator for a "cybernetic organism" consisting of human flesh over a robotic endoskeleton. (57) The prefix "cyber" in Gibson's term might derive from Wiener or the space scientists, at least indirectly, but its popular reception involves the circulation of far more fictionalised "cybers" that represented the rise of machines in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Schneider said that the interior needed to be gutted and that the wood would have to have been replaced by a more costly steel endoskeleton.
Multiculturalism followed by interculturalism will lead to a deepening of existing cultural heterogeneity as a prerequisite to the concept of "cultural diversity," or finally, the fragmentation of this kind will stop, permitting the existence of a common endoskeleton on which legal culture may form?
The metepimeron of the terrestrial infraorders of "higher" Heteroptera is usually regarded as greatly reduced to absent or part of the thoracic endoskeleton (cf.
Craft is this book's endoskeleton, and close readers will be rewarded with the discovery of muted hymn meters, buried and slanted rhymes, points of view embedded like Russian dolls, and stanza structures as precise and unfathomable as a Fibonacci series.