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|Noun||1.||cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage|
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
epiglottis - a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
tragus - a small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear
larynx, voice box - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
costal cartilage - the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration