Definition of Gristle

1. Noun. Tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults.




Definition of Gristle

1. n. Cartilage. See Cartilage.

Definition of Gristle

1. Noun. Cartilage; (non-gloss definition now especially:) cartilage present, as a tough substance, in meat. ¹

2. Noun. (context: metaphorical from obsolete scientific theory) Bone not yet hardened by age and hard work. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gristle

1. the tough part of meat [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gristle

1. Cartilage. See Cartilage. Origin: OE. Gristel, gristil, AS. Gristl; akin to OFries. Gristel, grestel. Perh. A dim. Of grist but cf. OHG. Krustila, krostela. Cf. Grist. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gristle

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grisliness
grislinesses
grisly
grism
grison
grisons
grissino
grist
grist for the mill
grist mill
grist mills
grist to the mill
grister
gristers
gristle (current term)
gristles
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gristlinesses
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gristmills
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grisy
grit
grit one's teeth
grith
griths

Literary usage of Gristle

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1. Natural Theology by William Paley (1826)
"In all joints, the ends of the bones, which work against each other, are tipped with gristle. In the ball and socket joint, the cup is lined, ..."

2. The Story of the New England Whalers by John Randolph Spears (1908)
"... which it has been pushed by this recent people; a people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood. ..."

3. Equality by Edward Bellamy (1897)
"... but multitudes of little children, weazen-faced and raggi^l—children whoso mother's milk was barely out of their blood, their boues yet in the gristle. ..."

4. An Arabic-English Dictionary on a New System by Habib Anthony Salmoné (1890)
"gristle, я. 767,61 ; 646,l8; (of the ear} 617,66; 1195,45. Guidance, я. 1142,5; 281,52; 824,9. 967,64; (of the nose) 1079,61. Grit, n. 785,55. Gritty, a. ..."

5. Education Mosaics by Thomas Jefferson Morgan (1887)
"HABITS IN THE gristle. JOHN TYNDALL. " How can people remember to turn out their toes at every step all their lives ?" was the question of a little fellow ..."

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