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[mass noun] A translucent bluish-white type of cartilage present in the joints, the respiratory tract, and the immature skeleton.
- ‘Therefore the cartilage tissue resembles fibroelastic cartilage instead of hyaline cartilage which makes up most of the normal laryngeal cartilaginous structures except epiglottis.’
- ‘Fibrocartilage has characteristics similar to both dense connective tissue and hyaline cartilage.’
- ‘Early results seem to indicate that the probe has sufficient sensitivity to detect mechanical differences in hyaline cartilage compared with fibrous cartilage.’
- ‘The cricoid cartilage is a ring of hyaline cartilage that forms the inferior wall of the larynx.’
- ‘Microscopic examination revealed nodules of hyaline cartilage with chondrocytes arranged in a clustering pattern.’
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