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Definitions of cartilage:

part of speech: noun

Gristle; embryonic bones of fetus.

part of speech: noun

A connective tissue substance characterized by its non- vascularity and by a homogeneous or fibrillated basement substance containing mucin, gelatin, and chondrin; there are three kinds of cartilage called hyaline cartilage, fibrocartilage, and fibroelastic cartilage; see below.

Usage examples for cartilage:

  • To add to their natural deformity, they thrust a bone through the cartilage of the nose, and stick with gum to their hair matted moss, the teeth of men, sharks, and kangaroos, the tails of dogs, and jaw- bones of fish. "Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia", Samuel Griswold Goodrich

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