elastic cartilage

elastic cartilage
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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  • 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 * * * a type of cartilage …   Medical dictionary

  • Elastic cartilage — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 68 GrayPage = 279 Caption = The auricula. Lateral surface. Caption2 = System = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = c 12 DorlandsSuf = 12216650 Elastic cartilage or yellow cartilage is a type …   Wikipedia

  • elastic cartilage — cartilage containing elastin fibres as well as collagen and having a yellowish appearance …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • elastic cartilage — noun : 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 certain cartilages of the larynx and epiglottis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cartilage — Hyaline cartilage showing chondrocytes and organelles, lacunae and matrix Cartilage …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • cartilage — /kahr tl ij, kahrt lij/, 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. [1350 1400; ME ( < MF) < L cartilago gristle] * *… …   Universalium

  • cartilage — n. a dense connective tissue composed of a matrix produced by cells called chondroblasts, which become embedded in the matrix as chondrocytes. It is a semiopaque grey or white substance, consisting chiefly of chondroitin sulphate, that is capable …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Elastic fiber — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 104 GrayPage = 377 Caption = Subcutaneous tissue from a young rabbit. Highly magnified. (Elastic fibers labeled at left. ) Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre …   Wikipedia

  • elastic fiber — noun : a thick very elastic smooth yellowish connective tissue fiber that contains elastin and that branches and anastomoses with other similar fibers see elastic cartilage, elastic tissue …   Useful english dictionary

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