fibrocartilage

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

noun Anatomy, Zoology.

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

Nearby words

  1. fibroadenoma,
  2. fibroadipose,
  3. fibroareolar,
  4. fibroblast,
  5. fibrocarcinoma,
  6. fibrocartilaginous,
  7. fibrocellular,
  8. fibrocement,
  9. fibrochondritis,
  10. fibrochondroma

Origin of fibrocartilage

First recorded in 1825–35; fibro- + cartilage

Related formsfi·bro·car·ti·lag·i·nous [fahy-broh-kahr-tl-aj-uh-nuh s] /ˌfaɪ broʊˌkɑr tlˈædʒ ə nəs/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for fibrocartilage

fibrocartilage

[ fī′brō-kärtl-ĭj ]

n.

Cartilage that contains numerous thick bundles of collagen fibers.

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