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fibrocartilage

[ fahy-broh-kahr-tl-ij, -kahrt-lij ]
/ ˌfaɪ broʊˈkɑr tl ɪdʒ, -ˈkɑrt lɪdʒ /
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noun Anatomy, Zoology.

a type of cartilage having a large number of fibers.
a part or structure composed of such cartilage.

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Origin of fibrocartilage

First recorded in 1825–35; fibro- + cartilage
fi·bro·car·ti·lag·i·nous [fahy-broh-kahr-tl-aj-uh-nuhs], /ˌfaɪ broʊˌkɑr tlˈædʒ ə nəs/, adjective
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Medical definitions for fibrocartilage

fibrocartilage
[ fī′brō-kärtl-ĭj ]

n.

Cartilage that contains numerous thick bundles of collagen fibers.
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