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cartilage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cartilage 
  n  :  tough  elastic  tissue;  mostly  converted  to  bone  in  adults 
  [syn:  {gristle}] 




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