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English Dictionary: cartilage by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
    Synonym(s): cartilage, gristle
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cartilage \Car"ti*lage\, n. [L. cartilago; cf. F. cartilage.]
      A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.
      Note: Cartilage contains no vessels, and consists of a
               homogeneous, intercellular matrix, in which there are
               numerous minute cavities, or capsules, containing
               protoplasmic cells, the cartilage corpuscul. See Illust
               under {Duplication}.
      {Articular cartilage}, cartilage that lines the joints.
      {Cartilage bone} (Anat.), any bone formed by the ossification
            of cartilage.
      {Costal cartilage}, cartilage joining a rib with he sternum.
            See Illust. of {Thorax}.
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