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fibrocartilage

[fahy-broh-kahr-tl-ij, -kahrt-lij] /ˌfaɪ broʊˈkɑr tl ɪdʒ, -ˈkɑrt lɪdʒ/
noun, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
a type of cartilage having a large number of fibers.
2.
a part or structure composed of such cartilage.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; fibro- + cartilage
Related forms
fibrocartilaginous
[fahy-broh-kahr-tl-aj-uh-nuh s] /ˌfaɪ broʊˌkɑr tlˈædʒ ə nəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for fibrocartilage
  • Damaged hyaline cartilage is usually replaced by fibrocartilage scar tissue.
fibrocartilage in Medicine

fibrocartilage fi·bro·car·ti·lage (fī'brō-kär'tl-ĭj)
n.
Cartilage that contains numerous thick bundles of collagen fibers.

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