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car·ti·lag·i·nous

 (kär′tl-ăj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or consisting of cartilage.
2. Having a skeleton consisting mainly of cartilage.
3. Having the texture of cartilage; firm and tough, yet flexible.

car•ti•lag•i•nous

(ˌkɑr tlˈædʒ ə nəs)

adj.
pertaining to, composed of, or resembling cartilage.
[1375–1425; < Latin cartilāginōsus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cartilaginous - of or relating to cartilage
2.cartilaginous - difficult to chew
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
Translations
chrupavčitý
rustoinen

cartilaginous

[ˌkɑːtɪˈlædʒɪnəs] ADJcartilaginoso
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Rarely these tumours can undergo mucinous degeneration, melanisation, tubular glandular architecture or osseous and cartilaginous metaplasia.
7) Some authors make a distinction between a primary form, which represents an active cartilaginous metaplasia, and a secondary form that is characterized by less cellular atypia, which is a passive process that involves intra-articular loss of fragments secondary to trauma, arthropathies, or arthritis.
The principal clinical differential diagnosis are extraskeletal mesenchimal chondrosarcoma, giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath with foci of cartilaginous metaplasia, calcifying aponeurotic fibroma, synovial chondromatosis, and nodular chondrometaplasia.