noun Anatomy, Zoology.
Words nearby cartilage
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Cartilage in his left knee tore, and everything changed for both Webber and the Kings.Did NBA Referees Snatch Destiny From The Sacramento Kings?|Matt Gallagher|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A hole developed, which had actually been caused by a breaking of a band of cartilage at the front of his hip joint.
This is an elastic rod of cartilage, lying just beneath the spinal marrow or nerve-cord, which runs backward from the brain.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
It is externally surrounded by bone or cartilage, but sometimes it lies near a fontanelle or opening in the skull above.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
(c) Shortening of the length of the rows of cartilage cells.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
In some instances, when the growth has not perforated the cartilage, the separation can be performed subperiosteally.
He had a small piece of wood two feet long, sticking through the cartilage of his nose.Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.|J Lort Stokes
British Dictionary definitions for cartilage
Derived forms of cartilagecartilaginous (ˌkɑːtɪˈlædʒɪnəs), adjective
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A kind of tough but elastic connective tissue that can withstand considerable pressure. It makes up portions of the skeletal system, such as the linings of the joints, where it cushions against shock. Cartilage is also found in other body structures, such as the nose and external ear.