- the typical, translucent form of cartilage, containing little fibrous tissue.
Origin of hyaline cartilage
First recorded in 1850–55
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- a common type of cartilage with a translucent matrix containing little fibrous tissue
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- Semitransparent opalescent cartilage that forms most of the fetal skeleton and that consists of cells that synthesize a surrounding matrix of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and protein; in the adult, it is found in the trachea, larynx, and joint surfaces.
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