fibrocartilage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fibrocartilage cartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fibrocartilage (Anat) A kind of cartilage with a fibrous matrix and approaching fibrous connective tissue in structure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fibrocartilage A tissue resembling cartilage, but differing from it in that the intercellular substance becomes fibrillated. In the immediate vicinity of the cells, however, the intercellular substance is as in ordinary cartilage, and forms the hyaline capsules of the cells.
    • n fibrocartilage A part of fibrocartilaginous tissue; any individual plate, disk, or other piece of fibrocartilage lying in or about a joint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fibrocartilage a firm elastic material like fibrous tissue and cartilage
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fibra, a fiber + E. cartilage,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fibra, a thread.