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 is a structural...
- Hyaline cartilage is the gl****-like (hyaline) but translucent cartilage found on many joint surfaces. It is also most commonly found at the end of the...
- 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...
- Elastic cartilage or yellow cartilage is a type of cartilage present in the outer ear, Eustachian tube and epiglottis. It contains elastic fiber networks...
- in proteoglycan, and elastin fibers. Cartilage is cl****ified in three types, elastic cartilage, hyaline cartilage and fibrocartilage, which differ in the...
- ossification, which is the other process by which bone tissue is created, cartilage is present during endochondral ossification. Endochondral ossification...
- The arytenoid (/ærɪˈtiːnɔɪd/) cartilages are a pair of small three-sided pyramids which form part of the larynx, to which the vocal folds (vocal cords)...
- 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...
- 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...
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