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The skelet (frae Greek σκελετός, skeletos "dried up",[1] )is the body pairt that forms the supportin structur o an organism. Thare are twa different skeletal types: the exoskelet, which is the stable ooter shell o an organism, and the endoskelet, which forms the support structur inside the body. Thare are an aa twa ither forms o skelet referred tae, the hydroskelet an the cytoskelet.

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The skelets o a human an a horse placed in a display in the Australian Museum, Sydney.
Greek σκελετός
TA A02.0.00.000
FMA 23881
Anatomical terminology


  1. Oxford Dictionary of English 2nd edition 2005