Definition of exoskeleton noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeksəʊskelɪtn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksoʊskelɪtn//
(biology) Parts of animals
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a hard outer covering that protects the bodies of certain animals, such as insects compare endoskeleton See related entries: Parts of animals
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exoskeleton