cartilaginous structure


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Noun1.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"
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
epiglottis - a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
auricle, pinna, ear - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
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
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For example, we describe a cartilaginous structure which may allow the zebra finch to precisely control its songs by uncoupling sound frequency and volume," Dr Coen Elemans, study leader from the University of Southern Denmark, said.
CT revealed normal cartilaginous structure and positioning, but a small focus of air was seen within the left glottic soft tissue, which corroborated the finding of a laceration (figure 1).
Intervertebral Disc (ID) tissue is a cartilaginous structure connecting the vertebral bodies and allowing movement of the spine (Schroeder et al.
Duque, who said he has no financial ties to Eli Lilly or its competitors, says all vertebrates have a cartilaginous structure known as a growth plate that is situated in distal and proximal segments of long bones.
Duque, who said he has no financial ties to Eli Lilly or its competitors, said that all vertebrates have a cartilaginous structure known as a growth plate that is situated in distal and proximal segments of long bones.
A cartilaginous structure called the tympanum, or drum, forms the base for insertion of tympaniform membranes capable of vibrating.