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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

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On the exoskeletal surface of these animals, we found file-like structures that are most probably the acoustic organs.
The applied I beams for the vast interior volume in the project's largest space, the Deposito, are painted bright orange and aligned both horizontally and vertically, creating a kind of exoskeletal grid set against the light-colored concrete.
To better study how the seahorse tail works, Porter and his team designed and built two artificial exoskeletal tails--one made up of four, overlapping L-shaped plates like a seahorse tail, and a similar one made with quarter-circles instead of right angles.
The natural course of events: Exoskeletal Trilogy (second volume).
Effects of lower-body exoskeletal device on metabolic cost and gait biomechanics during load carriage.
Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis; IDEOTM) [16], which will be a permanent assistive device requiring maintenance and replacements through the military or civilian system.
Blanck's innovative Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) technology has helped hundreds of veterans return to active duty after suffering leg injuries.
pectoralis (otoliths, vertebrae, and cranial bone fragments), and a small amount of crustacean exoskeletal material (representing 1 pasiphaeid shrimp, cf.
Blanck developed the so-called Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis.
The marginal part of the chamber lumina is occupied by exoskeletal elements consisting of several series of fine beams and rafters forming a dense polygonal subepidermal network.
Exoskeletal devices can be life altering, allowing a formerly wheelchair-bound person to stand, walk, and climb stairs.
31) The media abounded with pictures of exoskeletal suits (1965; Fig.
Materials that can store and release energy might be similar to the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis, now used by some wounded warriors for lower leg limb injuries.
o MECs: Build the Cybernetics Lab to enable the construction of the new Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit, or MEC.
They grow 2 to 3 inches in length, can climb straight up bare glass surfaces, and their thick exoskeletal "plate armor" makes 'em even tougher to kill than regular cockroaches.