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fibrocartilage

[fahy-broh-kahr-tl-ij, -kahrt-lij]
noun Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. a type of cartilage having a large number of fibers.
  2. a part or structure composed of such cartilage.
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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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fibrocartilaginous in Medicine

fibrocartilaginous

(fī′brō-kär′tl-ăjə-nəs)
adj.
  1. Relating to or composed of fibrocartilage.
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fibrocartilage

(fī′brō-kärtl-ĭj)
n.
  1. Cartilage that contains numerous thick bundles of collagen fibers.
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