hyaline cartilage


hyaline cartilage
hyaline cartilage n translucent bluish white cartilage consisting of cells embedded in an apparently homogeneous matrix, present in joints and respiratory passages, and forming most of the fetal skeleton

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the most common type of cartilage: a bluish-white elastic material with a matrix of chondroitin sulphate in which fine collagen fibrils are embedded.

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a flexible, somewhat elastic, semitransparent substance with an opalescent bluish tint, composed of a basophilic, fibril-containing interstitial substance with cavities in which the chondrocytes occur; called also chondroid.

Hyaline cartilage, showing the chondrocytes in their lacunae and the surrounding matrix (light microscopy).


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  • hyaline cartilage — Anat. the typical, translucent form of cartilage, containing little fibrous tissue. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyaline cartilage — the most common type of cartilage: a bluish white elastic material with a matrix of chondroitin sulphate in which fine collagen fibrils are embedded …   The new mediacal dictionary

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