cartilage definition

  • noun:
    • a hardcore, elastic, fibrous connective muscle found in parts regarding the human anatomy, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx. An important constituent for the embryonic and younger vertebrate skeleton, its transformed mostly to bone tissue with maturation.
    • a form of heavy, non-vascular connective structure, typically available at the termination of joints, the rib cage, the ear, the nose, in neck and between intervertebral disks.
    • A translucent, flexible tissue; gristle.
    • A non-vascular animal muscle of the connective-tissue team; gristle.
    • hard elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone tissue in adults

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