Cartilage bone
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]


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