Definition of Cartilage. Meaning of Cartilage. Synonyms of Cartilage

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Definition of Cartilage

Cartilage
Cartilage Car"ti*lage, n. [L. cartilago; cf. F. cartilage.] (Anat.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle. Note: Cartilage contains no vessels, and consists of a homogeneous, intercellular matrix, in which there are numerous minute cavities, or capsules, containing protoplasmic cells, the cartilage corpuscul. See Illust under Duplication. Articular cartilage, cartilage that lines the joints. Cartilage bone (Anat.), any bone formed by the ossification of cartilage. Costal cartilage, cartilage joining a rib with he sternum. See Illust. of Thorax.

Meaning of Cartilage from wikipedia

- Cartilage is a resilient and smooth elastic tissue, a rubber-like padding that covers and protects the ends of long bones at the joints and nerves, and...
- Hyaline cartilage is the gl****-like (hyaline) but translucent cartilage found on many joint surfaces. It is also most commonly found in the ribs, nose...
- The thyroid cartilage is the largest of the nine cartilages that make up the laryngeal skeleton, the cartilage structure in and around the trachea that...
- A cartilage piercing can refer to any area of cartilage on the body with a perforation created for the purpose of wearing jewelry. The two most common...
- The vomeronasal cartilage (or Jacobson's cartilage) is a narrow strip of cartilage, low on the medial wall of the nasal cavity. It lies between the septal...
- Elastic cartilage or yellow cartilage is a type of cartilage present in the outer ear, Eustachian tube and epiglottis. It contains elastic fiber networks...
- branches into the two primary bronchi. At the top of the trachea the cricoid cartilage attaches it to the larynx. The trachea is formed by a number of horseshoe-shaped...
- Artificial cartilage is a synthetic material made of hydrogels or polymers that aims to mimic the functional properties of natural cartilage in the human...
- (upper lateral cartilage) Major alar cartilage (greater alar cartilage, or cartilage of the aperture) Minor alar cartilage (lesser alar cartilage, sesamoid...
- The costal cartilages are bars of hyaline cartilage that serve to prolong the ribs forward and contribute to the elasticity of the walls of the thorax...
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