\kˈɑːtɪlɪd͡ʒ], \kˈɑːtɪlɪdʒ], \k_ˈɑː_t_ɪ_l_ɪ_dʒ]\
Definitions of CARTILAGE
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
A solid part of the animal body, of a medium consistence between bone and ligament, which in the foetus is a substitute for bone, but in the adult exists only in the joints, at the extremities of the ribs, &c. Cartilages are of a whitish colour, flexible, compressible, and very elastic, and some of them apparently inorganic. They are composed, according to J. Davy, of.44 albumen, .55 water, and.01 phosphate of lime.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Syn. : gristle, cartilaginous (or chondrogenous) tissue. A tough elastic tissue composed of characteristic cells and an abundant intercellular substance or matrix, found in various parts of the body, and forming the primordial skeleton (temporary c.) or persisting throughout life (permanent c). It presents three varieties, according to the matrix: 1. Hyaline, or true c, with a translucent, nearly or quite homogeneous matrix. 2. White fibroc, in which the matrix is composed mostly of white fibrous tissue. 3. Elastic c, in which the matrix is made up of a dense network of elastic tissue. The chemical constituents, beside inorganic salts, are chondromucoid, chondrorbin, sulphuric acid, collagen, and albuminoid. The nutrition of c. is by imbibition
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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