exoskeletal etymology

English word exoskeletal comes from English skeletal, English exo- (Outside, external.)

Detailed word origin of exoskeletal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
skeletal English (eng) Haggard, cadaverous, emaciated or gaunt. Of, or relating to the skeleton.
exo- English (eng) Outside, external.
exoskeletal English (eng) Pertaining to the exoskeleton.

Words with the same origin as exoskeletal

Descendants of exo-
exoatmosphere exoatmospheric exocarp exoconsciousness exocortex exocranial exocytotoxic exoderm exoenthalpic exoface exogalactic exogen exoglucanase exopassive exopolymeric exoproduct exoproteolytic exoribonuclease exoskeleton exospore exothecal exothermic exotransferase exotrojan exotrophic