fibrocartilage

[fahy-broh-kahr-tl-ij, -kahrt-lij]
noun Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
a type of cartilage having a large number of fibers.
2.
a part or structure composed of such cartilage.

Origin:
1825–35; fibro- + cartilage

fibrocartilaginous [fahy-broh-kahr-tl-aj-uh-nuhs] , adjective
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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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Damaged hyaline cartilage is usually replaced by fibrocartilage scar tissue.
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