car·ti·lage /ˈkɑrtḷɪʤ, ˈkɑrtlɪʤ/
car·ti·lage /ˈkɑrtḷɪʤ, ˈkɑrtlɪʤ/ 名詞
Car·ti·lage n. Anat. A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.
Note: ☞ Cartilage contains no vessels, and consists of a homogeneous, intercellular matrix, in which there are numerous minute cavities, or capsules, containing protoplasmic cells, the cartilage corpuscul. See Illust under Duplication.
Articular cartilage, cartilage that lines the joints.
Cartilage bone Anat., any bone formed by the ossification of cartilage.
Costal cartilage, cartilage joining a rib with he sternum. See Illust. of Thorax.
n : tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults