- SYN: costal cartilage.
* * *cos·ti·car·ti·lage (kos″tĭ-kahrґtĭ-ləj) [cost- + cartilage] the cartilage of a rib.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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Cartilage — Firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints. A more flexible kind of cartilage connects muscles with bones and makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears. * * * A connective tissue characterized… … Medical dictionary