Cartilage

Cartilage is a type of dense connective tissue. Cartilage serves several functions, including providing a framework upon which bone growth can begin and supplying smooth surfaces for the movement of articulating bones. Cartilage is found in many places in the body including the joints.

Cartilage

Cartilage dʒ is a flexible connective tissue found in many areas in the bodies of humans and other animals, including the joints between bones, the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the bronchial tubes and the intervertebral discs. It is not as hard and rigid as bone but is stiffer and less flexible than muscle. Cartilage is composed of specialized ce...
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Cartilage

• (n.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.
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cartilage

<pathology> Connective tissue dominated by extracellular matrix containing collagen type II and large amounts of proteoglycan, particularly chondroitin sulphate. ... Cartilage is more flexible and compressible than bone and often serves as an early skeletal framework, becoming mineralised as the animal ages. Cartilage is produced by chondrocy...
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cartilage

(kahr´tĭ-lәj) a specialized, fibrous connective tissue present in adults, and forming most of the temporary skeleton in the embryo, providing a model in which most of the bones develop, and constituting an important part of the organism's growth mechanism; the three most important types are hyaline cart...
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cartilage

(kar;tu1-lij) A type of connective tissue with a solid elastic matrix.
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cartilage

gristle noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
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Cartilage

Car'ti·lage noun [ Latin cartilago ; confer French cartilage .] (Anat.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle. » Cartilage contains no vessels, and consists of a homogeneous, intercellular matrix, in which there are numerous minute cavities, or capsules, containing p...
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Cartilage

A cellular tissue that, in the adult, is specific to joints, but in children forms a template for bone formation and growth. Hyaline cartilage is a low-friction cellular tissue that coats joint surfaces. Fibrocartilage is tough and has high collagen content, such as found in the meniscus of the knee, or the anulus fibrosus portion of the disks betw...
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Cartilage

A complex tissue which has various different types. Perhaps most importantly it forms the smooth lining of most joints, allowing low friction motion. It is assisted in this by synnovial fluid, a thick biological lubricant present in most joints. As a result little wearing out occurs in normal joints
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Cartilage

a connective tissue (softer than bone) that is part of the skeletal system, including the joints
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cartilage

a connective tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint.
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Cartilage

A firm, slightly elastic connective tissue that constitutes the major portion of the fetal skeleton and is present in specialized areas of the adult body. Cartilage does not have any nerves or blood supply of its own.
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cartilage

A microscopic section of hyaline cartilage. The cartilage cells (chondrocytes) exist in little cavities (lacunae) in the smooth, glassy cartilaginous matrix. Photo: NIH/National Cancer Institute A dense type of connective tissue in which the functional component is the rubbery intercellular mat...
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Cartilage

A smooth, rubbery tissue that cushions the bones at the joint, and allows the joint to move easily without pain
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Cartilage

a tough, elastic tissue that lines the joints in the body to cushion against shock
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Cartilage

A tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx. A major constituent of the embryonic and young vertebrate skeleton, it is converted largely to bone with maturation.
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cartilage

A tough, flexible tissue that lines joints and gives structure to the nose, ears, larynx, and other parts of the body.
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Cartilage

A tough, white elastic tissue that covers the contact points of the bones that make up joints in the body, providing a cushion between the contact points and allowing smooth and painless movement of the joint.
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Cartilage

a type of connective tissue
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cartilage

cartilage (kär'tulij) , flexible semiopaque connective tissue without blood vessels or nerve cells. It forms part of the skeletal system in humans and in other vertebrates, and is also known as gristle. Temporary cartilage makes up the skeletal system of the fetus and the infant, forming a ...
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Cartilage

Cartilage is a living tissue that lines our joints. It is a matrix of proteins and collagen that is tough, absorbs shock and is very smooth. Healthy cartilage can, and often does, last our whole life without problems. Disease of the cartilage or trauma can cause the cartilage cells to die. Unlike most tissues in our body, joint cartilage cells do n...
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Cartilage

Cartilage is the connective tissue that surrounds the ends of bones to allow for smooth joint articulation (movement). Cartilage is made up of strands of collagen and proteoglycans, and it mostly contains water. The dense, elastic tissue supports and cushions the joints. The tissue cells are embedded in a compact matrix of cavities (lacunae) enabli...
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Cartilage

Cartilage, or gristle, is a firm and very elastic substance occurring in vertebrate animals. When cut, the surface is uniform, and contains no visible cells, cavities, nor pores, but resembles the section of a piece of glue. It enters into the composition of parts whose functions require the combination of firmness with pliancy and flexibility, the...
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Cartilage

Cartilage: Firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints. A more flexible kind of cartilage connects muscles with bones and makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears.
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