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exoskeleton

ex·o·skel·e·ton

exoskeleton

pronunciation:
ek so ske l tihn
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part of speech: noun
definition: an external supporting structure such as the shell of a crustacean. (Cf. endoskeleton.)
derivation: exoskeletal (adj.)
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The word exoskeleton contains the following part:
exo- Greek prefix that means outer, outside
synonyms:
ec, ect, ecto, ex-, extr-, extra-, exter-