Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue that is a major constituent of the embryonic and young vertebrate skeleton and in most species is converted largely to bone with maturation. It is found in various parts of the human body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A non-vascular animal tissue belonging to the connective-tissue group; gristle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.
  • noun cartilage that lines the joints.
  • noun (Anat.) any bone formed by the ossification of cartilage.
  • noun cartilage joining a rib with he sternum. See Illust. of Thorax.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy A type of dense, non-vascular connective tissue, usually found at the end of joints, the rib cage, the ear, the nose, in the throat and between intervertebral disks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cartilāgō, cartilāgin-.]

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From French cartilage, from Latin cartilāgo.

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