noun \ˈgri-səl, -zəl\

: tough matter in meat that is difficult to eat

Full Definition of GRISTLE

:  cartilage; broadly :  tough cartilaginous, tendinous, or fibrous matter especially in table meats

Examples of GRISTLE

  1. a cheap piece of meat, full of gristle and fat

Origin of GRISTLE

Middle English gristil, from Old English gristle; akin to Middle Low German gristel gristle
First Known Use: before 12th century


noun \ˈgris-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRISTLE


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