A translucent bluish-white type of cartilage present in the joints, the respiratory tract, and the immature skeleton.
- Therefore the cartilage tissue resembles fibroelastic cartilage instead of hyaline cartilage which makes up most of the normal laryngeal cartilaginous structures except epiglottis.
- Fibrocartilage has characteristics similar to both dense connective tissue and hyaline cartilage.
- Early results seem to indicate that the probe has sufficient sensitivity to detect mechanical differences in hyaline cartilage compared with fibrous cartilage.
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Syllabification: hy·a·line car·ti·lage
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