subcartilaginous

subcartilaginous

[suhb-kahr-tl-aj-uh-nuhs]
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
partially or incompletely cartilaginous.
2.
situated below or beneath cartilage.

Origin:
1535–45; sub- + cartilaginous

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subcartilaginous (sʌbˌkɑːtɪˈlædʒɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  composed partly of cartilage: a subcartilaginous skeleton
2.  situated beneath a cartilage or a cartilaginous structure

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subcartilaginous sub·car·ti·lag·i·nous (sŭb'kär-tl-āj'ə-nəs)
adj.

  1. Partly cartilaginous.

  2. Located beneath a cartilage.

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