hyaline cartilage

noun

Definition of hyaline cartilage

: translucent bluish-white cartilage with the cells embedded in an apparently homogeneous matrix present in joints and respiratory passages and forming most of the fetal skeleton

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1855

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hyaline cartilage

noun

medical Definition of hyaline cartilage

: translucent bluish white cartilage consisting of cells embedded in an apparently homogeneous matrix, present in joints and respiratory passages, and forming most of the fetal skeleton

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