Skeleton

A skeleton is a structural frame that supports an animal body.[1] There are several different skeletal types: the exoskeleton, which is the stable outer shell of an organism, the endoskeleton, which forms the support structure inside the body, the hydroskeleton, a flexible skeleton supported by fluid pressure, and the cytoskeleton present in the cytoplasm of all cells, including bacteria, and archaea.[clarification needed] The term comes from Greek σκελετός (skeletós) 'dried up'.[2]

Skeleton
A horse and human skeleton placed in a display in the Australian Museum, Sydney.
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Greekσκελετός
MeSHD012863
TA98A02.0.00.000
TA2352
FMA2021
Anatomical terminology