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

First Known Use of hyaline cartilage

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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