hyaline cartilage


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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Recent Examples on the Web In infants, hyaline cartilage, which is less elastic, serves as the stand-in for bone. Popular Science, "These trippy images reveal the colorful inner lives of bones," 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of hyaline cartilage

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyaline cartilage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyaline%20cartilage. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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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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