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gristle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gristle  \Gris"tle\,  n.  [OE.  gristel,  gristil  AS  gristl;  akin 
  to  OFries  gristel,  grestel  Perh.  a  dim.  of  grist  but  cf 
  OHG.  krustila  krostela  Cf  {Grist}.]  (Anat.) 
  Cartilage.  See  {Cartilage}.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gristle 
  n  :  tough  elastic  tissue;  mostly  converted  to  bone  in  adults 
  [syn:  {cartilage}] 




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