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car·ti·lage

 (kär′tl-ĭj)
n.
A tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue that is a major constituent of the embryonic and young vertebrate skeleton and in most species is converted largely to bone with maturation. It is found in various parts of the human body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cartilāgō, cartilāgin-.]

cartilage

(ˈkɑːtɪlɪdʒ; ˈkɑːtlɪdʒ)
n
(Anatomy) a tough elastic tissue composing most of the embryonic skeleton of vertebrates. In the adults of higher vertebrates it is mostly converted into bone, remaining only on the articulating ends of bones, in the thorax, trachea, nose, and ears. Nontechnical name: gristle
[C16: from Latin cartilāgō]
cartilaginous adj

car•ti•lage

(ˈkɑr tl ɪdʒ, ˈkɑrt lɪdʒ)

n.
1. a firm, elastic, whitish type of connective tissue; gristle.
2. a part or structure composed of cartilage.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin cartilāgō gristle]

car·ti·lage

(kär′tl-ĭj)
A strong, flexible connective tissue that is found in various parts of the body, including the joints, the outer ear, and the larynx. In the early development of most vertebrates, the skeleton forms as cartilage before most of it hardens into bone.

cartilaginous adjective

cartilage

Gristle; dense, white connective tissue cushioning bones and supporting parts of the ear and respiratory system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cartilage - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
collagen - a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
meniscus, semilunar cartilage - (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
fibrocartilage - cartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue
hyaline cartilage - translucent cartilage that is common in joints and the respiratory passages; forms most of the fetal skeleton
arytaenoid, arytenoid, arytenoid cartilage - either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
thyroid cartilage, Adam's apple - the largest cartilage of the larynx
cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage
ground substance, intercellular substance, matrix - the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded
Translations
غضْروف
chrupavka
brusk
rusto
brjósk
軟骨
cartilago
kremzlė
skrimslis
chrupavka
kıkırdakkıkırdak doku

cartilage

[ˈkɑːtɪlɪdʒ] Ncartílago m

cartilage

[ˈkɑːrtɪlɪdʒ] n (ANATOMY)cartilage m

cartilage

nKnorpel m

cartilage

[ˈkɑːtɪlɪdʒ] ncartilagine f

cartilage

(ˈkaːtəlidʒ) noun
a firm elastic substance found in the bodies of men and animals.

car·ti·lage

n. cartílago, tejido semiduro que cubre los huesos.

cartilage

n cartílago
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Use antibiotic agents with good coverage against Pseudomonas and Staphylococcus species (such as fluoroquinolones) to treat piercing-associated infections of the auricular cartilage.
25] reported that replacing the elastic auricular cartilage fibers by collagen-like fibers increase at an advanced age.
Numerous autogenous materials have been used as interpositional materials, including temporalis myofascial flap (Golovine, 1898), fascia lata, auricular cartilage, dermis, full-thickness skin, fourth metatarsal (Bardenheur, 1909), costochondral graft (Gillies, 1920), second metatarsal (Entin et al, 1968), sterno clavicular joint, ulnar head, rib, calvarial bone, fibula, and iliac bone.
Auricular cartilage starts to harden after the age of six.
The word ochronosis refers to the dark bluish black discoloration of connective tissues including the sclera, cornea, auricular cartilage, heart valves, articular cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.
described a technique for amputated auricular cartilage burial, by removing all skin from the graft except over the helix area.
Pseudocyst of pinna is a rare and benign cystic swelling, which results from intra-cartilaginous accumulation of fluid in the anterior part of the auricular cartilage.
Enough sutures were placed to eliminate dead space between the skin on concave surface and auricular cartilage so that blood could no longer accumulate at haematoma site.
At that point, we elected to perform a revision open rhinoplasty with an auricular cartilage graft and to replace the nasal valve suspension with alar batten grafts.
Interpositional materials like temporalis muscle, fascia, auricular cartilage, dermis, fascia lata, silastic, lyodura etc have been used but temporalis muscle and fascia are the most common options considered worldwide.
When the fact that the auricular cartilage tissue is structurally thin and labile is added to these effects, it all together causes loss of volume and tissue resistance in the implant [1, 2].
1,2) We report a new indication for using of auricular cartilage graft in a case of leprosy associated with bilateral lagophthalmos.