fibrocartilage


fibrocartilage
A variety of cartilage that contains visible type I collagen fibers; appears as a transition between tendons or ligaments or bones. SYN: fibrocartilago.
- basilar f. SYN: basilar cartilage.
- circumferential f. a ring of f. around the articular end of a bone, serving to deepen the joint cavity. SEE ALSO: acetabular labrum, glenoid labrum of scapula.
- external semilunar f. SYN: lateral meniscus.
- interarticular f. SYN: articular disk.
- internal semilunar f. of knee joint SYN: medial meniscus.
- semilunar f. See lateral meniscus, medial meniscus.
- stratiform f. a layer of f. in the bottom of a groove in a bone through which a tendon runs.

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fi·bro·car·ti·lage .fī-(.)brō-'kärt-əl-ij, -'kärt-lij n cartilage in which the matrix except immediately about the cells is largely composed of fibers like those of ordinary connective tissue also a structure or part composed of such cartilage
fi·bro·car·ti·lag·i·nous -.kärt-əl-'aj-ə-nəs adj

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n.
a tough kind of cartilage in which there are dense bundles of fibres in the matrix. It is found in the intervertebral discs and pubic symphysis.

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fi·bro·car·ti·lage (fi″bro-kahrґtĭ-ləj) a type of cartilage made up of typical cartilage cells (chondrocytes), with parallel thick, compact collagenous bundles forming the interstitial substances, separated by narrow clefts enclosing the encapsulated cells; called also stratified cartilage. For names of specific structures composed of such tissue, see under fibrocartilago. fibrocartilaginous adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Fibrocartilage — Fi bro*car ti*lage, n. [L. fibra a fiber + E. cartilage.] (Anat.) A kind of cartilage with a fibrous matrix and approaching fibrous connective tissue in structure. {Fi bro*car ti*lag i*nous}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fibrocartilage — ● fibrocartilage nom masculin Cartilage riche en collagène dense et pauvre en cellules cartilagineuses, s observant notamment au niveau des disques intervertébraux et des ménisques …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fibrocartilage — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 68 GrayPage = 281 Caption = White fibrocartilage from an intervertebral fibrocartilage. Caption2 = Symphysis pubis exposed by a coronal section. (Pubic symphysis visible at center left.)… …   Wikipedia

  • fibrocartilage — cartilage containing collagen fibres, e.g. the ventral intermandibular tendon of the cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus) makes a sharp turn as it passes dorsally around the corner of the jaws and there is a fibrocartilaginous pad associated with the …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fibrocartilage — fibrocartilaginous /fuy broh kahr tl aj euh neuhs/, adj. /fuy broh kahr tl ij, kahrt lij/, n. Anat., Zool. 1. a type of cartilage having a large number of fibers. 2. a part or structure composed of such cartilage. [1825 35; FIBRO + CARTILAGE] * * …   Universalium

  • fibrocartilage — noun A tough form of cartilage that has a matrix of dense bundles of fibres …   Wiktionary

  • fibrocartilage — n. fibrous cartilage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fibrocartilage — fi·bro·cartilage …   English syllables

  • fibrocartilage — n. a tough kind of cartilage in which there are dense bundles of fibres in the matrix. It is found in the intervertebral discs and pubic symphysis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • fibrocartilage — fi•bro•car•ti•lage [[t]ˌfaɪ broʊˈkɑr tl ɪdʒ, ˈkɑrt lɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) anat. zool. a type of cartilage having a large number of fibers 2) anat. zool. a part or structure composed of such cartilage • Etymology: 1825–35 fi bro•car ti•lag′i•nous ˈædʒ ə… …   From formal English to slang


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