hyaline cartilage

noun Anatomy.
the typical, translucent form of cartilage, containing little fibrous tissue.


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

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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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Example sentences
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.
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