Articular cartilage
Cartilage Car"ti*lage, n. [L. cartilago; cf. F. cartilage.] (Anat.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cartilage articulaire — Cartilage Cartilage observé au microscope photonique Le cartilage est un tissu conjonctif spécialisé formé par des cellules, les chondrocytes, de forme arrondie, généralement incluses dans des logettes, ou chondroplastes (en réalité, ce… …   Wikipédia en Français

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