Definition of Fibrocartilage

1. Noun. Cartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue.

Generic synonyms: Cartilage, Gristle

Definition of Fibrocartilage

1. n. A kind of cartilage with a fibrous matrix and approaching fibrous connective tissue in structure.

Definition of Fibrocartilage

1. Noun. A tough form of cartilage that has a matrix of dense bundles of fibres ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Fibrocartilage

1. A kind of cartilage with a fibrous matrix and approaching fibrous connective tissue in structure. Fibrocartilag"inous. Origin: L. Fibra a fibre + E. Cartilage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fibrocartilage

fibro-
fibro-osteoma
fibroadenoma
fibroadipose
fibroareolar
fibroblast
fibroblast growth factor
fibroblast growth factor receptor
fibroblast growth factor receptor-like embryonic kinase
fibroblast interferon
fibroblastic
fibroblastoid
fibroblasts
fibrocalcific
fibrocarcinoma
fibrocartilage (current term)
fibrocartilaginous
fibrocartilaginous ring
fibrocartilago
fibrocartilago basalis
fibrocartilago interarticularis
fibrocartilago intervertebralis
fibrocaseous peritonitis
fibrocellular
fibrochondritis
fibrochondroma
fibrochondrosteal
fibrocongestive
fibrocyst
fibrocystic

Literary usage of Fibrocartilage

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"Small masses of fibrocartilage are also developed in the tendons of some muscles, ... Yellow or Elastic fibrocartilage is found in the human body in the ..."

2. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"White fibrocartilage.—White fibrocartilage consists of a mixture of white fibrous tissue and ... White fibrocartilage from an intervertebral fibrocartilage. ..."

3. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"With ordinary mixed diet they contain muscular fibres, the cells of cartilage and fibrocartilage, elastic tissue, mucin, nuclein and fatty matters, ..."

4. Therapeutic Gazette (1899)
"Finally cases of excision of the internal semilunar fibrocartilage were mentioned. One was described in which the history four years after the operation ..."

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