circumferential fibrocartilage

[ sər-kŭm′fə-rĕnshəl ]

n.

A ring of fibrocartilage surrounding the articular end of a bone and serving to deepen the joint cavity.

Nearby words

  1. circumcision,
  2. circumcolumnar,
  3. circumduction,
  4. circumference,
  5. circumferential,
  6. circumferential lamella,
  7. circumferentor,
  8. circumfix,
  9. circumflex,
  10. circumflex artery of thigh


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