exoskeleton etymology

English word exoskeleton comes from English exo- (Outside, external.), English skeleton

Detailed word origin of exoskeleton

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
exo- English (eng) Outside, external.
skeleton English (eng) (anatomy) The system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.. (architecture) A frame that provides support to a building or other construction.. (computing) A client-helper procedure that communicates with a stub.. (figuratively) A very thin person.. (figuratively) The central core of something that [...]
exoskeleton English (eng) (anatomy) A hard outer structure that provides both structure and protection to creatures such as insects and Crustacea.

Words with the same origin as exoskeleton

Descendants of exo-
exoatmosphere exoatmospheric exocarp exoconsciousness exocortex exocranial exocytotoxic exoderm exoenthalpic exoface exogalactic exogen exoglucanase exopassive exopolymeric exoproduct exoproteolytic exoribonuclease exospore exothecal exothermic exotransferase exotrojan exotrophic
Descendants of skeleton
endoskeletal exoskeletal musculoskeletal nucleoskeletal skeletal skeletal age skeletal fluorosis skeletal formula skeletal system skeletal-muscle pump skeletogenous skell