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Exoskeleton




An Exoskeleton is an external skeleton that supports and protects an animal's body, in contrast to the internal endoskeleton.

The most complex exoskeletons are formed by arthropods and they consist of rigid p
lates that meet at flexible joints.

This kind of skeleton cannot grow, and it has to be shed and replaced at periodic intervals.

Also see:
Endoskeleton

 


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