hyaline cartilage


noun Anatomy.

the typical, translucent form of cartilage, containing little fibrous tissue.

Origin of hyaline cartilage

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for hyaline cartilage

hyaline cartilage


noun

a common type of cartilage with a translucent matrix containing little fibrous tissue
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Medicine definitions for hyaline cartilage

hyaline cartilage


n.

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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