Definition of Cartilage bone
1. Noun. Any bone that develops within cartilage rather than a fibrous tissue.
Medical Definition of Cartilage bone
1. A bone that develops in a cartilage environment after the latter is partially or entirely destroyed by calcification and subsequent resorption. Synonym: cartilage bone, replacement bone. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cartilage Bone
Literary usage of Cartilage bone
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"In its history in all these groups the quadrate is preformed in cartilage, and hence, when it ossifies, it becomes converted into cartilage bone. ..."
2. Text-book of Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses by Diana Clifford Kimber, Carolyn Elizabeth Gray (1918)
"CHAPTER IV CONNECTIVE TISSUES: AREOLAR, FIBROUS, ELASTIC, ADIPOSE RETICULAR, NEUROGLIA, CARTILAGE, BONE FOLLOWING the classification of tissues we have ..."
3. Insectivorous Plants by Charles Darwin (1908)
"... tissue—Cartilage — Fibro-cartilage — Bone —Enamel and dentine—Phosphate of lime—Fibrous basis of bone— ..."
4. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"A cartilage bone is one which has taken the place of pre-existing cartilage, but has not been formed out of it. The replacement of cartilage by bone will be ..."