fibrocartilage

noun
fi·​bro·​car·​ti·​lage | \ ˌfī-(ˌ)brō-ˈkärt-ᵊl-ij, -ˈkärt-lij How to pronounce fibrocartilage (audio) \

Medical Definition of fibrocartilage

: cartilage in which the matrix except immediately about the cells is largely composed of fibers like those of ordinary connective tissue also : a structure or part composed of such cartilage

Other Words from fibrocartilage

fibrocartilaginous \ -​ˌkärt-​ᵊl-​ˈaj-​ə-​nəs How to pronounce fibrocartilage (audio) \ adjective

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“Fibrocartilage.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fibrocartilage. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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