Try Our Apps


What is the origin of "February"?

hyaline cartilage

noun, Anatomy.
the typical, translucent form of cartilage, containing little fibrous tissue.
Origin of hyaline cartilage
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hyaline-cartilage

hyaline cartilage

a common type of cartilage with a translucent matrix containing little fibrous tissue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hyaline cartilage

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hyaline

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hyaline-cartilage