The commonest kind of cartilage, and that which preforms so many of the bones of the embryo, is hyaline cartilage.
Their articulating surfaces are covered by hyaline cartilage.
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.
It is best seen in hyaline cartilage, where it has a glossy appearance.
The cartilage so formed was not like hyaline cartilage, but resembled in a striking manner parenchymatous cartilage.
When derived from hyaline cartilage—for example, at the ends of the long bones—it is known as a cartilaginous exostosis.
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.