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- noun anatomy That part of the
skeletonconnected with the sense organsand the viscera.
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Thus the branchial and pharyngeal arches are accounted part of the splanchnoskeleton, as belonging to the same category as the heart bone of some ruminants, and the ossicles of the stomach in the lobster (p. 70).
The thesis which Carus sustains is that all forms of skeleton, whether of dermatoskeleton, splanchnoskeleton, or neuroskeleton, can be deduced from the hollow sphere, which is the primary form of any skeleton whatsoever (p. 95).
_dermatoskeleton_, which naturally takes the shape of a hollow sphere; round the digestive cavity which is formed in the living sphere is developed the _splanchnoskeleton_; round the nervous system (which is, as it were, the animal within the animal) is developed the