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fibrocartilage Syllabification: fi·bro·car·ti·lage
Pronunciation: /ˌfībrōˈkärd(ə)lij/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of fibrocartilage in English:


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).
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