Definition of exoskeletal in English:

exoskeletal

adjective

Zoology
  • See exoskeleton

    • ‘Both have sophisticated recognition abilities based on olfactory cues emanating from the exoskeletal cuticle.’
    • ‘Mud crab exoskeletal remains were abundant in the scat of river otter of the upper Parker River estuary.’
    • ‘One modification in trilobites might be that the selection was primarily for exoskeletal morphology rather than limb structure.’
    • ‘They considered the specimen to be testate, but where the cranidium is broken on the right posterolateral corner, there is no sign of an exoskeletal layer.’
    • ‘In this paper we report the discovery of a nearly complete trilobite fossil over 680 mm long that yields a reconstructed exoskeletal length of more than 720 mm.’