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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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One goal is for brain-computer interfaces to be integrated into an exoskeletal brace: The FES system would bypass the damaged area of the brain or spinal cord by sending thought waves to the motors controlling the brace.
But orthotic devices like the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) make pain-free walking, running, parachuting and even returning to combat entirely feasible for some patients.
This will be through aggressive physical therapy and through robotic exoskeletal technology.
It is an exoskeletal building, so it is how you do the joint details," says Dufresne.
There is something skeletal -- more precisely exoskeletal -- in Emma Rodgers' bronze and ceramic sculptures, but this comparison shouldn't be read negatively.
In addition, the ostracods are too small and hardened by their exoskeletal plates making them difficult to haunt.
Even though we examined cages daily for cadavers, these were often covered with ants; in some cases only the larger exoskeletal bits left.
In Downtown's Townhouse Gallery on Friday, Antunez Roca came on stage dressed in a 'dreskeleton' (an exoskeletal body interface) to perform his 60-minute interactive conference, "Protomembrana.
Reading a story that thrives on its uncertainties can make readers more sensitive to the exoskeletal significance of obscurity to the locus, significance and purpose of textual narratives in differing fields.
We collected two categories of taphonomic data on scorpion molts and carcasses: 1) the initial post-mortem (for carcasses) or postmolt (for exuvia) exoskeletal posture and 2) the order and timing of disarticulation of the exoskeleton (i.