[fahy-broh-kahr-tl-ij, -kahrt-lij]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for fibrocartilaginous




Relating to or composed of fibrocartilage.




Cartilage that contains numerous thick bundles of collagen fibers.

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