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hyaline cartilage

noun, Anatomy
the typical, translucent form of cartilage, containing little fibrous tissue.
Origin of hyaline cartilage
1850-55 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hyaline cartilage
  • The arytenoid cartilage of the larynx shows a transition from hyaline cartilage at its base to elastic cartilage at the apex.
  • The articular surfaces are coated with hyaline cartilage.
  • In this type of joint, the bones are connected by hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage.
  • The ribs connected to the sternum by costal cartilages are slightly movable joints connected by hyaline cartilage.
British Dictionary definitions for hyaline cartilage

hyaline cartilage

a common type of cartilage with a translucent matrix containing little fibrous tissue
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hyaline cartilage in Medicine

hyaline cartilage n.
Semitransparent opalescent cartilage that forms most of the fetal skeleton and that consists of cells that synthesize a surrounding matrix of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and protein; in the adult, it is found in the trachea, larynx, and joint surfaces.

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