What is another word for cartilage?

Pronunciation: [kˈɑːtɪlɪd͡ʒ] (IPA)

Cartilage refers to the tough and flexible connective tissue, found in various body parts, that acts as a cushion between bones. There are several synonyms for cartilage, including gristle, fibrocartilage, hyaline cartilage, elastic cartilage, and articular cartilage. Gristle is commonly used to describe the tough and dense cartilage found in meat, while fibrocartilage forms the discs that separate the vertebrae in the spinal column. Hyaline cartilage is the most abundant type in the human body, found in the nose, ears, and ribs. Elastic cartilage, found in the ears and nose, is the most flexible type, while articular cartilage covers the surfaces of joints, enabling smooth movements.

Synonyms for Cartilage:

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What are the hyponyms for Cartilage?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Cartilage?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

What are the meronyms for Cartilage?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Cartilage

Cartilaginous stems have a consistency resembling that of cartilage.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson
The first that was dragged on was received with acclamations, as having distinguished himself before during the fiesta; but he bore an ugly mark for a favourite of the people, having been dragged by the nose till the cartilage was completely torn out by the rope.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens
A counter opening must then be made at this place, and all diseased cartilage cut away with the knife.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler

Famous quotes with Cartilage

  • I retired because I had a knee injury, my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I couldn't put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to.
    Guy Forget
  • Are we no greater than the noise we make Along one blind atomic pilgrimage Whereon by crass chance billeted we go Because our brains and bones and cartilage Will have it so?
    Edwin Arlington Robinson
  • Rachel was looking into the mirror at an angle of 45°, and so had a view of the face turned toward the room and the face on the other side, reflected in the mirror; here were time and reverse-time, co-existing, cancelling one another exactly out. Were there many such reference points, scattered throughout the world, perhaps only at nodes like this room which housed a transient population of the imperfect, the dissatisfied; did real time plus virtual or mirror-time equal zero and thus serve some half-understood moral purpose? Or was it only the mirror world that counted; only a promise of a kind that the inward bow of a nose-bridge or a promontory of extra cartilage at the chin meant a reversal of ill fortune such that the world of the altered would thenceforth run on mirror-time; work and love by mirror-light and be only, till death stopped the heart's ticking (metronome's music) quietly as light ceases to vibrate, an imp's dance under the century's own chandeliers....
    Thomas Pynchon

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