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Exo- means outer, and Endo- means inner.

So an exoskeleton means that the "framework" of the creature is on the outside, like the lobster. An endoskeleton is inside the creature, so the soft parts are outside, like the bear or man. Endo means "inside", exo means "outside", and a skeleton is a structure that provides a rigid structure for the body. So, humans have endoskeletons (our rigid bones are inside our body), while crabs and lobsters have exoskeletons (their rigid shells are outside their body). It's simply a matter of where your support structure is - inside (end) or outside (exo).

Human Skeleton

The human skeleton consists of 206 bones. We are actually born with more bones (about 300), but many fuse together as a child grows up. These bones support your body and allow you to move. Bones contain a lot of calcium (an element found in milk, broccoli, and other foods). Bones manufacture blood cells and store important minerals. The longest bone in our bodies is the femur (thigh bone). The smallest bone is the stirrup bone inside the ear. Each hand has 26 bones in it. Your nose and ears are not made of bone; they are made of cartilage, a flexible substance that is not as hard as bone. Differences in males and females: Males and females have slightly different skeletons, including a different elbow angle. Males have slightly thicker and longer legs and arms; females have a wider pelvis and a larger space within the pelvis, through which babies travel when they are born.

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