[ UK /ˈɛksəʊskˌɛlɪtən/ ]
[ US /ˌɛksoʊˈskɛɫətən/ ]
[ US /ˌɛksoʊˈskɛɫətən/ ]
- the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs
How To Use exoskeleton In A Sentence
- Oceans Shallow ocean waters (euphotic zone) contain a greater concentration of organisms than the rest of the sea Phytoplankton (algae) is food not only for zooplankton (protozoans and microscopic animals) but also for small fishes Coral reefs - areas of biological abundance just below the surface in shallow, warm, tropical waters Chief constituents are stony corals, animals that have a calcium carbonate (limestone) exoskeleton, and calcareous red and green algae Most of the ocean lies within the pelagic zone Epipelagic zone lacks the inorganic nutrients of shallow waters, and therefore it does not have as high a concentration of phytoplankton Animals in the deeper waters of the mesopelagic zone are carnivores, which are adapted to the absence of light, Waters of the bathypelagic zone are in complete darkness except for an occasional flash of bioluminescent light Abyssal plain - many invertebrates survive there by feeding on debris floating down from the mesopelagic zone Recently Uploaded Slideshows
- But when I came and kept vigil in his armchair while he lay on his left ribs, his back rolled around him like an exoskeleton, all night I stared at his books neat in their shelves.
- Indigestible materials like fur, feathers and insect exoskeletons, if swallowed, are regurgitated in a pellet.
- With each successive moult the current crop of fungal parasites is shed along with the old exoskeleton.
- Dangling like a bat, she began to push through her old exoskeleton. MINUTES TO BURN
- Calicide acts by preventing the formation of chitin, a key component in the sea louse's exoskeleton, but also important in the life-cycles of mussels and snails, scallops, worms, crabs and lobsters.
- Both the endo- and exoskeleton is made up of true bone with cell spaces (the heterostracans have acellular bone).
- In his own time, he's hoping to become the creator of a true "mecha"--not a robot, exactly, but a gigantic exoskeleton that can transform its wearer's motions into eight-foot strides and the devastating sweep of a steel fist. Giant robots in the backyard
- He must shed his spiky exoskeleton and become the front man.
- Many experts believe that dengue is now the most worrisome arthropod-borne virus, or arbovirus, in the world (arthropods, which include insects, spiders, and crustaceans, have segmented body parts and an exoskeleton). Scott Dodd: Climate Change Drives Dengue Fever Re-Emergence in U.S.