Cartilage

Definition of Cartilage

Car´ti`lage
n.1.(Anat.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.
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.

Related Words

Adam's apple, animal tissue, arytaenoid, arytenoid, arytenoid cartilage, cartilaginous structure, collagen, fibrocartilage, gristle, ground substance, hyaline cartilage, intercellular substance, matrix, meniscus, thyroid cartilage
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