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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-.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
car•ti•lage(ˈkɑr tl ɪdʒ, ˈkɑrt lɪdʒ)
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]
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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.
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Gristle; dense, white connective tissue cushioning bones and supporting parts of the ear and respiratory system.
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|Noun||1.||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
cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage
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cartilage[ˈkɑːtɪlɪdʒ] N → cartílago m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
cartilage[ˈkɑːrtɪlɪdʒ] n (ANATOMY) → cartilage m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Knorpel m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
cartilage[ˈkɑːtɪlɪdʒ] n → cartilagine f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a firm elastic substance found in the bodies of men and animals. kraakbeen غضْروف хрущял cartilagem chrupavka der Knorpel brusk χόνδροςcartílago kõhr غضروف rusto cartilageסחוס उपास्थि hrskavica porc(ogó) tulang rawan brjósk cartilagine 軟骨 연골 kremzlė skrimslis rawan kraakbeenbruskchrząstka كر پندوكى (غضروف)، تنكى هډوكى چه ورو ور په كلك هډو كى اوړى cartilagem cartilaj хрящ chrupavka hrustanec hrskavica brosk กระดูกอ่อน kıkırdak, kıkırdak doku 軟骨 хрящ ہڈی، مُرمُری ہڈی ، کُرکُری ہڈی sụn 软骨
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
n. cartílago, tejido semiduro que cubre los huesos.
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