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



    BrE BrE//ˈeksəʊskelɪtn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksoʊskelɪtn//
    Parts of animals
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  1. 1 (biology) a hard outer covering that protects the bodies of certain animals, such as insects compare endoskeleton See related entries: Parts of animals
  2. 2(technology) a machine attached to somebody's body to enable them to perform movements and actions more easily Robotic exoskeletons add strength to healthy limbs and restore movement to weak ones.
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