Meaning of cartilage

car•ti•lage

Pronunciation: (kär'tl-ij, kärt'lij), [key]
— n. Anat., Zool.
  1. a firm, elastic, flexible type of connective tissue of a translucent whitish or yellowish color; gristle.
  2. a part or structure composed of cartilage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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