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[suhb-kahr-tl-aj-uh-nuh s]
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. partially or incompletely cartilaginous.
  2. situated below or beneath cartilage.
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Origin of subcartilaginous

First recorded in 1535–45; sub- + cartilaginous
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Historical Examples of subcartilaginous

  • A subcartilaginous process attached to the inner side, near the base, of the Mandibul of some Staphylinid.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)

    William Kirby

British Dictionary definitions for subcartilaginous


  1. composed partly of cartilagea subcartilaginous skeleton
  2. situated beneath a cartilage or a cartilaginous structure
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subcartilaginous in Medicine


  1. Partly cartilaginous.
  2. Located beneath a cartilage.
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