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1Made of cartilage.
chewy, leathery, gristly, stringy, fibrous, sinewy, cartilaginousView synonyms
- ‘Over the years, a 64-year-old man has had repeated bouts of tenderness of the cartilaginous part of both ears that typically last for one to two weeks.’
- ‘It is formed by cartilaginous, bony and connective tissue structures.’
- ‘There are three types of joints, fibrous, cartilaginous, and synovial.’
- ‘Although most of the nasal structures are cartilaginous, the nasal bones usually are fractured in an injury.’
- ‘The human larynx is composed of cartilaginous tissue that early in adulthood progressively undergoes ossification.’
(of a vertebrate animal) having a skeleton of cartilage.
- ‘Like all sharks, dogfish have no true bones but make do with a cartilaginous skeleton.’
- ‘These organisms had a cartilaginous internal skeleton and a bony exoskeleton.’
- ‘Since sturgeons and paddlefish have lost many traits of most bony fish - they lack scales and have a cartilaginous skeleton - their fossil records are very sparse.’
- ‘The freshwater sawfish, a ray, is related to stingrays, skates, sharks, and other fishes with cartilaginous skeletons.’
- ‘This property (among others) allows the tail to be light and flexible, yet stiff enough to generate thrust in the absence of a bony or cartilaginous skeleton.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin cartilaginosus, from cartilago, cartilagin- cartilage.
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