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hyaline cartilage

noun, Anatomy.
the typical, translucent form of cartilage, containing little fibrous tissue.
Origin of hyaline cartilage
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Their articulating surfaces are covered by hyaline cartilage.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • It is best seen in hyaline cartilage, where it has a glossy appearance.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The hyaline cartilage of the vertebral region forms a vertebral body in which calcification may to some extent take place.

  • In the earliest stage the future bone consists of hyaline cartilage surrounded by a vascular sheath, the perichondrium.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The commonest kind of cartilage, and that which preforms so many of the bones of the embryo, is hyaline cartilage.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The cartilage so formed was not like hyaline cartilage, but resembled in a striking manner parenchymatous cartilage.

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell
  • When derived from hyaline cartilage—for example, at the ends of the long bones—it is known as a cartilaginous exostosis.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for hyaline cartilage

hyaline cartilage

a common type of cartilage with a translucent matrix containing little fibrous tissue
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hyaline cartilage in Medicine

hyaline cartilage n.
Semitransparent opalescent cartilage that forms most of the fetal skeleton and that consists of cells that synthesize a surrounding matrix of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and protein; in the adult, it is found in the trachea, larynx, and joint surfaces.

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