adjective car·ti·la·gin·e·ous \¦kärtələ¦jinēəs, -nyəs\

Definition of cartilagineous

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Origin and Etymology of cartilagineous

Latin cartilagineus, from cartilagin-, cartilago cartilage + -eus -eous

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