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In biology, the skeleton or skeletal system is the biological system providing physical support in living organisms.

Skeletal systems are commonly divided into three types - external (an exoskeleton), internal (an endoskeleton), and fluid based (a hydrostatic skeleton), although hydrostatic skeletal systems may be classified separately from the other two, since they lack hardened support structures.

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