exoskeletal prosthesis

a limb prosthesis in which support mechanisms are provided by a rigid external shell.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Exoskeleton — The discarded exoskeleton of a dragonfly nymph An exoskeleton is the external skeleton that supports and protects an animal s body, in contrast to the internal skeleton (endoskeleton) of, for example, a human. In popular usage, some of the larger …   Wikipedia

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