elastic cartilage


elastic cartilage
elastic cartilage n a yellowish flexible cartilage having the matrix infiltrated in all directions by a network of elastic fibers and occurring chiefly in the external ear, eustachian tube, and some cartilages of the larynx and epiglottis

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a type of cartilage in which elastic fibres are distributed in the matrix. It is yellowish in colour and is found in the external ear.

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a substance that is more opaque, flexible, and elastic than hyaline cartilage, and is further distinguished by its yellow color. The interstitial substance is penetrated in all directions by frequently branching fibers which give all the reactions for elastin. Called also reticular c. and yellow c.

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