Definition of Cartilaginous

1. Adjective. Of or relating to cartilage.

Partainyms: Cartilage
Derivative terms: Cartilage

2. Adjective. Difficult to chew.
Exact synonyms: Gristly, Rubbery
Similar to: Tough
Derivative terms: Gristle

Definition of Cartilaginous

1. a. Of or pertaining to cartilage; gristly; firm and tough like cartilage.

Definition of Cartilaginous

1. Adjective. Comprising of soft cartilage rather than bones. ¹

2. Adjective. Related to or resembling cartilage ¹

3. Adjective. (context: mycology) Having a tough or fibrous texture, usually in reference to a mushroom stipe ¹

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Definition of Cartilaginous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Cartilaginous

1. Composed of cartilage, a connective tissue substance that is present in joints. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cartilaginous

cartilage space
cartilages of larynx
cartilages of nose
cartilagines alares minores
cartilagines laryngis
cartilagines nasales accessoriae
cartilagines nasi
cartilagines tracheales
cartilaginous (current term)
cartilaginous fish
cartilaginous neurocranium
cartilaginous part of auditory tube
cartilaginous part of external acoustic meatus
cartilaginous part of skeletal system
cartilaginous septum
cartilaginous structure
cartilaginous tissue
cartilaginous tube
cartilago alaris major

Literary usage of Cartilaginous

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1. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane (1890)
"Formation of the visceral skeleton of the head: cartilaginous bars cf the visceral arches.—A cartilaginous bar extends from the periotic capsule and basis ..."

2. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"presents somewhat roughened edges for the attachment of the cartilaginous portion of the canal. THE MEMBRANO-cartilaginous PORTION OF THE ..."

3. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"Fishes of the cartilaginous kinds have their bones always soft and yielding ... cartilaginous fishes unite both these systems in their conformation : like ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1879)
"On Hyaline Cartilage and deceptive appearances produced by Reagents, as observed in the examination of a cartilaginous Tumour of the Lower Jaw. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"cartilaginous TUMORS OF THE UPPER JAW. M. PAUL BERGER (Bull, ... Of the first named series of 19, 5 were fibre-cartilaginous, 6 were in process of ..."

6. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1901)
"Fifteen, with Absorption of the cartilaginous Septum due to Pressure from Nasal Polypi. Shown by DR. FREDERICK SPICER. The patient came under observation ..."

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