Origin of cartilaginous
Examples from the Web for cartilaginous
The country abounds in reptiles, and the prevalent fishes are of the early kinds, having a cartilaginous structure.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation|Robert Chambers
The cartilaginous ends of the bones grow rapidly, but ossification does not keep pace with it.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Of the cartilaginous class, those which are flat have no fins, as the skate.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus|William MacGillivray
In the same way the process of ossification supplants the cartilaginous skeleton.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The reader will bear in mind that they are naturally connected by the cartilaginous substance which forms the symphysis.
Word Origin and History for cartilaginous
1540s, from French cartilagineux and directly from Latin cartilaginosus, from cartilago (genitive cartilaginis) "cartilage, gristle" (see cartilage).