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Definitions of Cartilages

  1. A non- vascular form of connective tissue composed of CHONDROCYTES embedded in a matrix of type II COLLAGEN and CHONDROITIN SULFATE. It is divided into three types: hyaline cartilage, fibrocartilage, and yellow or elastic white fibrocartilage.
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Usage examples for Cartilages

  1. In advanced cases with destruction of the cartilages there may be movement from side to side, with grating of the articular surfaces. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. All the cows had cotton cloths, printed with blue dragons, suspended under their bodies to keep them from mud and insects, and they wear straw shoes and cords through the cartilages of their noses. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  3. The first seven pairs, counting from the neck, are called the true ribs, and are joined by their own special cartilages directly to the breastbone. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  4. Among ichthyophages, remarkable instances of longevity are observed, either because light food preserves them from plethora, or that the juices it contains being formed by nature only to constitute cartilages which never bears long duration, their use retards the solidification of the parts of the body which, after all, is the cause of death. – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  5. The animal organism unquestionably possesses the power of forming, from the constituents of its blood, the substance of its membranes and cellular tissue, of the nerves and brain, and of the organic part of cartilages and bones. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  6. The lateral portions are ramifications on both surfaces of the lateral cartilages – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  7. It may, therefore, be said that the bones of fishes form a kind of intermediate substance between true bones and cartilages – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  8. The cartilages of the fore- feet are thicker and more extensive than those of the hind. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  9. Groups of muscles pull upon these cartilages in such a manner as to increase, or diminish, the chink between the vocal cord in ordinary inspiration and expiration; in phonation a group of muscles approximate the cords, while another muscle makes them tense. – The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F. W. Mott
  10. A similar, but as a rule less marked deformity may result from fracture of the nasal bones or from displacement of the cartilages – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  11. The side cartilages constitute the walls of the organ of voice and protect the vocal chords. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  12. For the high tones the cartilages are pulled together in front, and for the low tones they separate. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  13. But there is a description of these cartilages by Dr. Witkowski which corresponds very closely with Madame Seiler's. – The Mechanism of the Human Voice by Emil Behnke
  14. The lateral cartilages were healthy. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  15. The cartilages would seem, especially in boys, to grow more rapidly than the muscles, so that the slowly- growing muscles do not, at first, control the newly- developed cartilages – The Mechanism of the Human Voice by Emil Behnke
  16. In common with the other structures, the lateral cartilages also suffer from the continual pressure. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  17. In addition to primary tuberculous lesions, secondary changes result from the inflamed and softened bones pressing against one another subsequent to the destruction of their articular cartilages – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  18. The first nine costal cartilages articulate directly with the sternum. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
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