Definition of cartilaginous in English:

cartilaginous

Syllabification: car·ti·lag·i·nous
Pronunciation: /ˌkärtlˈajənəs
 
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adjective

Anatomy
  • 1(Of a structure) made of cartilage.
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    • It is formed by cartilaginous, bony and connective tissue structures.
    • The human larynx is composed of cartilaginous tissue that early in adulthood progressively undergoes ossification.
    • There are three types of joints, fibrous, cartilaginous, and synovial.
  • 1.1 Zoology (Of a vertebrate animal) having a skeleton of cartilage.
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    • Since sturgeons and paddlefish have lost many traits of most bony fish - they lack scales and have a cartilaginous skeleton - their fossil records are very sparse.
    • The freshwater sawfish, a ray, is related to stingrays, skates, sharks, and other fishes with cartilaginous skeletons.
    • This property (among others) allows the tail to be light and flexible, yet stiff enough to generate thrust in the absence of a bony or cartilaginous skeleton.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin cartilaginosus, from cartilago, cartilagin- 'cartilage'.

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