Definition of fibrocartilage in English:

Share this entry

fibrocartilage

Pronunciation: /ˌfībrōˈkärd(ə)lij/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

Cartilage that contains fibrous bundles of collagen, such as that of the intervertebral disks in the spinal cord.
Example sentences
  • Unlike desired hyaline cartilage, repair fibrocartilage has diminished resilience and a predilection for deterioration over time.
  • The well-defined zone of tendon, fibrocartilage, calcified cartilage, and bone had not been re-established.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging or computerized axial tomography scans are not sensitive enough to distinguish between hyaline cartilage (ie, normal) and fibrocartilage (ie, scar).
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.