Scleroskeleton

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scleroskeleton (Anat) That part of the skeleton which is developed in tendons, ligaments, and aponeuroses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scleroskeleton Those hard or skeletal parts, collectively considered, which result from the ossification of tendons, ligaments, and similar sclerous tissues, as sesamoid bones developed in tendons, ossified tendons, as those of a turkey's leg, the marsupial bones of marsupials, the ring of bonelets in the eyeball, etc. Such ossifications are generally considered apart from the bones of the main endoskeleton. To those named may be added the bone of the heart and of the penis of various animals. Tendons of birds are specially prone to ossify and form scleroskeletal parts. See cuts under marsupial and sclerotal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. sklhro`s hard + E. skeleton,