semilunar cartilage


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semilunar cartilage

n.
Either of the crescent-shaped menisci found between the tibia and the femur in the knee joint.
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Noun1.semilunar cartilage - (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a jointsemilunar cartilage - (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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Likewise, McMurray (8) wrote in his 1940 text The Semilunar Cartilages, "The cause of failure of meniscal removal lies in the failure to remove the entire affected cartilage.