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cartilaginous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cartilaginous  \Car`ti*lag"i*nous\,  a.  [L.  cartilaginosus:  cf  F. 
  cartilagineux.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  cartilage;  gristly;  firm  and  tough 
  like  cartilage. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Having  the  skeleton  in  the  state  of  cartilage, 
  the  bones  containing  little  or  no  calcareous  matter;  said 
  of  certain  fishes,  as  the  sturgeon  and  the  sharks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cartilaginous 
  adj  :  difficult  to  chew  [syn:  {gristly},  {rubbery}] 




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