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articular cartilage

articular cartilage in Medicine

articular cartilage n.
The cartilage covering the articular surfaces of the bones forming a synovial joint. Also called arthrodial cartilage, diarthrodial cartilage, investing cartilage.

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  • The articular cartilage of the lateral condyle and the lateral meniscus are usually thickened.

  • On the medial side it is an inch or more from the articular cartilage; on the lateral side and above, about half an inch.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix
  • The terminal or articular surfaces of the bone remain throughout life covered by layers of articular cartilage.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The condition extends right up to the articular cartilage, or, in the case of adolescent bones, up to the epiphysial cartilage.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • It presents on section a layer of articular cartilage on the convex aspect and a variable thickness of spongy bone beneath this.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

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