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.

Origin of fibrocartilage

First recorded in 1825–35; fibro- + cartilage

Related forms

fi·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 fibrocartilaginous (1 of 2)

fibrocartilaginous

[ fī′brō-kär′tl-ăjə-nəs ]

adj.

Relating to or composed of fibrocartilage.

Medicine definitions for fibrocartilaginous (2 of 2)

fibrocartilage

[ fī′brō-kärtl-ĭj ]

n.

Cartilage that contains numerous thick bundles of collagen fibers.
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