elastic cartilage

noun

Medical Definition of elastic cartilage

: a yellowish flexible cartilage having the matrix infiltrated in all directions by a network of elastic fibers and occurring chiefly in the external ear, eustachian tube, and some cartilages of the larynx and epiglottis

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“Elastic cartilage.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/elastic%20cartilage. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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