Origin of cartilaginous
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Examples from the Web for cartilaginous
The stem is cartilaginous and continuous with the pileus, but of a different texture.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Then it spreads and attacks the cartilaginous portions of the body.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
Thin, cartilaginous babies that stretch when they are lifted.A Book of Burlesques
H. L. Mencken
The cartilaginous fishes include the Sharks, Dogfishes, and Rays.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
The methods with cartilaginous fishes will be considered later.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting
William T. Hornaday
Word Origin and History for cartilaginous
1540s, from French cartilagineux and directly from Latin cartilaginosus, from cartilago (genitive cartilaginis) "cartilage, gristle" (see cartilage).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having a skeleton consisting primarily of cartilage.
- Having the texture of cartilage.
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