from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx. A major constituent of the embryonic and young vertebrate skeleton, it is converted largely to bone with maturation.
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- n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A non-vascular animal tissue belonging to the connective-tissue group; gristle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
At the summit of the cricoid cartilage, on each side, is a small piece of triangular shape, called the _arytenoid cartilage_.
Reconstructing the airway (larynx and trachea) using a portion of cartilage from the rib, ear or larynx.
Reconstructive surgical procedure in which a flap of tissue or cartilage is attached to tissues in the back of the airway.
But cartilage is notoriously hard to get healed, Cheng points out.
Boil with dish soap or borax until all the meat, cartilage is gone.
Two of the tentacles are atrophying and inside the other two, a kind of stiff cartilage is growing.
Over the past decade, our research has shown us that there are only two types of cells that do not allow the growth of blood vessels-those that are found within cartilage and the retina of the eye.
It is an important building block needed by the body to manufacture specialized molecules called glycosaminoglycans, found in cartilage.
Kenyon Martin, who just recently returned to full health after dealing with a bad back for a month, went to the locker room in the third quarter with what the team described as a cartilage strain in his left rib cage.
Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin, who recently returned to full health after dealing with a bad back for a month, went to the locker room in the third quarter with what the team described as a cartilage strain in his left rib cage.