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Related to cartilaginous: synovial, Cartilaginous joints


1. Of, relating to, or consisting of cartilage.
2. Having a skeleton consisting mainly of cartilage.
3. Having the texture of cartilage; firm and tough, yet flexible.


(ˌkɑr tlˈædʒ ə nəs)

pertaining to, composed of, or resembling cartilage.
[1375–1425; < Latin cartilāginōsus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cartilaginous - of or relating to cartilage
2.cartilaginous - difficult to chew
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing


[ˌkɑːtɪˈlædʒɪnəs] ADJcartilaginoso
References in classic literature ?
De-vyled" ham was made out of the waste ends of smoked beef that were too small to be sliced by the machines; and also tripe, dyed with chemicals so that it would not show white; and trimmings of hams and corned beef; and potatoes, skins and all; and finally the hard cartilaginous gullets of beef, after the tongues had been cut out.
Osteoarthritis is cumulative trauma that eventually wears away at cartilaginous surfaces, exposing the underlying bone to additional wear.
Enchondromatosis is characterized by the proliferation of enchondromas-benign intramedullary cartilaginous tumors that occur near the growth plate in long bones.
Objective: Mobility, important for well-being, is seriously impaired by chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis in many people due to degeneration of cartilaginous tissue of the intervertebral disc and joint.
What part of the body are babies born without, but develop from cartilaginous material that builds into bone in later life?
Their leg and rib bones are much thicker and denser than a whitetail's, their hide is tougher and their vitals are smaller and partially protected by a thick cartilaginous shoulder shield.
Examination of the left ear revealed a large, epithelialized granulation tissue polyp on the posteroinferior aspect of the cartilaginous external auditory canal (EAC) with some keratin trapping medial to it (figure 1).
1,2) The condition manifests as multiple, subperiostial, cartilaginous deposits (enchondromas), most often located within the long and flat bones, such as the femur, tibia, and pelvis, as well as the small bones of the hands and feet.
deals with fish and fishlike organisms starting with cephalochordates, hagfishes, lampreys, cartilaginous fishes (including spookfishes) and "all the known teleosts" that occur in south Australian waters.
Rather than having acquired the muscle independently, amphioxus could be a living record of the transition from muscle-based midline to cartilaginous notochord.
Fossil mako or white shark taxonomy is based primarily on tooth morphology, partially as a product of post-mortem loss of the cartilaginous skeleton and soft tissues.
On the first day after hatching this bone was not observed in any specimen because it was cartilaginous and was observed in all specimens after day seven.