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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
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Chondromyxoid fibroma is another intermediate type of cartilaginous tumor that may be misinterpreted as a CBT.
Pathological examination showed a well-differentiated cartilaginous tumor with bone resorption and hyaline tumor matrix without myxoid reshuffle.
Table 2 Comparison of Some Different Types of Chondrosarcomas Conventional Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma Chondrosarcoma Incidence Age 50+ (rare in Ages 20 to 50; younger people) twice as common among men than women Radiologic Appearance Radiolucent lesion Thin sclerotic bor- with ring-like opaci- der with a central ties; lobular outline zone of bone destruction; calcifi- cations possible Mesenchymal Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma Chondrosarcoma Incidence Very rare; occurs in Older patients (age late adolescence or 70+) 20s Radiologic Appearance Cartilaginous tumor May be mistaken for with calcifications; conventional chon- permeative bone drosarcoma; histologi- destruction cal analysis required
The present case represents a rare cartilaginous tumor that has occurred in an uncommon skeletal location.
A bite sign has also been described with chondromyxoid fibroma, a rare benign cartilaginous tumor of the bone.
A wide excision should be performed when a presumptive diagnosis of a cartilaginous tumor of the facial skeleton is made because these tumors behave aggressively in the facial skeleton.
Extraskeletal cartilaginous tumors are divided into two groups: those associated with the central nervous system and those associated with soft tissue or muscle.
Enchondromatosis, such as Ollier disease, present as asymmetric intraosseous benign cartilaginous tumors, which are usually not the result of an inherited disorder (7).
Chordomas and cartilaginous tumors at the skull base.
Cartilaginous tumors and chordomas of the cranial base.
Light and electron microscopic examination of fine-needle aspirates in the preoperative diagnosis of cartilaginous tumors.