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endoskeleton

noun [C]     /ˌen.dəʊˈskel.ɪ.tən/ US  /-doʊˈskel.ɪ.t̬ən/ specialized
a hard frame that supports the body of a vertebrate animal on the inside, made of bone or cartilage (= strong tissue) → Compare exoskeletonBone structures
(Definition of endoskeleton noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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