A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.
A strong but flexible connective tissue.
A firm, elastic, semi-opaque connective tissue of the vertebrate body.
a skeletal tissue which forms the embryonic skeleton. In adults, cartilage is found in the joints, the walls of the thorax, the larynx, trachea, bronchi, nose and ears.
Specialized connective tissue especially important in bone growth and the formation of joints.
Gristle; a non-vascular connective tissue softer than bone.
Tough nonvascular connective tissue. In joints such as the knee cartilage forms the smooth padding that allows the bones to move smoothly over each other.
A firm but flexible substance, found in regions of vertebrate skeletons, such as the ribs, that need to bend.
A tough, white, fibrous connective tissue that is attached to the joint surfaces of the bones.
Gristle; a semi-elastic tissue (proteine & mucopolysaccharides), often later becoming ossified.
tough layer of tissue covering and protecting ends of bones. Also a shock absorbing disc between bones at a joint.
type of connective tissue found on the ends of bones, which protects and cushions them, and absorbs the forces transmitted throughout the body; living tissue without a direct blood supply
Elastic connective tissue on the joint surfaces of bone and some parts of the skeleton, including the nose and ears.
A smooth, low-friction surface found in joints.
A tough elastic tissue that gives shape to the nose and external ears. Also makes up the smooth surfaces of joints. Cartilage has a poor blood supply and so cartilage piercings take much longer to heal compared to normal piercings.
A flexible connective tissue with an abundance of collagen fibers embedded in a slightly mineralized matrix.
tough elastic tissue forming the skeleton in the group of fishes including sharks, skates and rays
articular cartilage (misnomer for meniscus)
tough, elastic tissue that is found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, outer ear, and nose
This tissue is commonly called gristle. It covers the ends of the bones and facilitates their gliding action within the joints.
a specialized connective tissue; precursor to bone in endochondral ossification
stretchy tissue that, as the body grows, develops into bone. Remaining cartilage helps keep bones flexible.
Latin = gristle; adjective - cartilaginous.
is a spongy and flexible material which we have in our bodies to hold our nose up and our ears out. However, some other animals such as sharks, have skeletons completely made from cartilage. They do not have any bones in their body. For more information about the basking shark, find Animal Fact Sheet Number 4.
Mass of protein collagen arranged as parallel, linear fibers, forming a part of a flexible, non-ossified connective tissue in a chordate.
translucent, plastic like component of the skeletons of certain primitive vertebrates and mammalian embryos
connective tissue from mesoderm in the embryo forms initial skeleton replaced by bone. In adult, found on surface of bone joints. (More? Musculoskeletal Notes)
Fibrous connective tissue that covers the end of a bone at a joint ; this tissue reduces the amount of friction resulting from movement.
Form of connective tissue composed of cells (chondrocytes) embedded in a matrix rich in type II collagen and chondroitin sulfate.
A body tissue characterized by its low blood supply, ability to maintain shape & small number of cells dispersed in a matrix of material produced by those cells. There are different types of cartilage that have different properties, such as flexibility. Cartilage forms the central layer of the ear, the tip of the nose & the common wall between the nasal airways. This type allows the ear and nose to maintain their shape and yet remain flexible. A nonflexible cartilage covers the ends of bones on joint surfaces and allows smooth non-painful range of motion.
A connective tissue with a gelatinous matrix that contains an abundance of fibers.
(Breast) costal bone cartilage.
There are many types of cartilage in the body, but articular cartilage is the type that covers bone surfaces to make it smooth and frictionless for the joint.
A material that makes up part of the body of animals. Cartilage is not as hard as bone, and is more flexible. The human nose is made mostly of cartilage.
Highly specialised tissue that is hard but flexible.
Dense connective tissue that covers the joint surfaces of bones.
thick, slippery tissue layer covering the ends of bones; absorbs shock and helps make joint movements easier by reducing friction.
tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
a strong, but flexible material in sharks that makes up their skeleton
a connective tissue that forms part of the skeleton; provides a model embryologically in which most bones develop
Cartilage is made mainly of a protein called collagen, which also gives skin its elasticity. Cartilage covers the ends of bones, and provides cushioning to prevent bones from rubbing together during movement and impact. It also offers a slick surface that allows your bones to glide against each other so your joints can move smoothly.
A complex tissue which has various different types. Perhaps most importantly it forms the smooth lining of most joints, allowing low friction motion. It is assisted in this by synnovial fluid, a thick biological lubricant present in most joints. As a result little wearing out occurs in normal joints.
A type of tissue primarily found in the joints.
The translucent and elastic tissue that composes most of the skeletal system during the early years of growth and development and eventually converts to bone. Cartilage then becomes an important player in keeping bone flexible
Tough elastic tissue such as that found in the joints, outer ear, and nose.
It is the tissue that gives shape to the nose and ears.
a tough, elastic, connective tissue in the joint ends of bones, and the nose and ears.
elastic connective tissue in vertebrates having proliferative cells (chondrocytes) producing copious amounts of intracellular substance. Cartilage is covered by a membrane, the perichondrium, which serves for the nutrition and growth of the cartilage
Connective tissue found between bones and covering the ends of the bones in joints; allows bones to move smoothly; supports and cushions the skeleton
A firm, rubbery material that covers the ends of bones in normal joints. Its main function is to reduce friction in the joints and serve as a "shock absorber."
Gristly material attached to the bone.
A dense yet flexible tissue in the joints, spine, throat, ears, nose, and other areas. It is not as hard as bone, but it does provide protection and support.
a type of dense but flexible tissue found in the skeletal system and certain organs.
CAR-teh-lij A supportive connective tissue consisting of chondrocytes embedded in collagen and proteoglycans. 594
Dense connective tissue that is found in many parts of the body
Connective tissue found between bones that allows joints to move smoothly. Cartilage is also important in your nose and ear.
A tough, flexible tissue that supports the fins of a platypus, as well as your nose.
Fibrous, flexible connective tissue that cushions the ends of the bones within the joints and serves as a framework for bone development in the fetus.
A tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx. Tough tissue which construct the nose and ears. Piercings here generally heal slower on account of the low blood supply.
Fibrous tissue which acts as â€˜shock absorberâ€™ between bones.
A thick, white form of connective tissue that attaches to the articular surfaces of bones, forming a low friction cushion.
The dense connective tissue between the bodies of the vertebrae (the intervertebral discs) and between the articular surfaces of the joints.
The rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints and also connects muscles with bones. It also makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside of the ears.
A structural or skeletal animal tissue, softer and more flexible than bone.
The hard, thin layer of white glossy tissue that covers the end of bone at a joint. This tissue allows motion to take place with a minimum amount of friction.
Relatively soft supportive tissue consisting of rounded cells in a matrix of polysaccharides and fibrous protein (collagen).
Rubbery, fibrous, dense connective tissue- harder than ligaments, softer than bone. Cartilage usually is found between bones and permits smooth movement of joints. The most frequent and significant cartilage injury associated with athletic is damage to the crescent-shaped cartilage in the knee (meniscus).
Connective tissue surrounding and protecting bone-joint surfaces, functioning as a gliding surface that dissipates pressure
a fibrous body tissue that can be found in the outer ear and has no blood vessels.
a smooth material that covers bone ends of a joint to cushion the bone and allow the joint to move easily without pain.
Specialized type of connective tissue that supports and aids in movement at joints.
a tissue that connects and supports. Cartilage is made up of cells and fibers and is found mostly in joints.
Hyaline cartilage covering the articular surfaces of bones
a translucent, elastic tissue that composes most of the skeleton of embryonic and very young vertebrates and is for the most part converted into bone in the higher vertebrates.
strong, tough material on the bone ends that helps to distribute the load within the joint; its slippery surface allows smooth movement between bones.
The smooth, flexible material that connects some bones and provides shape for some body parts. (TG, SS)
(KAR-tih-lij) A tough, flexible tissue that lines joints and gives structure to the nose, ears, larynx, and other parts of the body.
Smooth, elastic tissue that acts as a cushion between bones.
The super-smooth, tough tissue attached to the ends of your bones. It forms joints and cushions the bones.
A somewhat flexible, but firm, tissue of the body (as found at the end of the nose). Vocal structures composed of cartilage include the larynx, trachea, cricoarytenoids and epiglottis.
strong flexible connective tissue found in several locations in the body, such as covering the ends of bones in a synovial joint, nasal septum, external ear, eustachian tube, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and the intervertebral discs.
a firm white tissue, from which most parts of the bony skeleton are formed and which persists to protect the surfaces of bones and joints.
n. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.
A hard but slippery coating on the end of each bone. In certain diseases, such as osteoarthritis, cartilage breaks down and wears away.
(KAR-tih-lij) 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 ears.
Flexible, rubbery connective tissue that cushions bones and joints.
Smooth, slippery substance preventing two ends of bones from rubbing together and grating. Most joints use this to cover bones next to each other. A meniscus is made of cartilage.
Form of connective tissue, more elastic than bone, which makes up parts of the skeleton and covers joint surfaces of bones.
A tough, resilient tissue that covers and cushions the ends of the bones and absorbs shock.
flexible skeletal tissue found in vertebrates and chordates, made of fibres of a rubbery protein. In most animals the embryo has a skeleton made entirely of cartilage, most of which is replaced by bone as it develops. Some fish, such as sharks and rays, retain a cartilage skeleton throughout life.
a very elastic material covering the joints and sometimes connecting bones. It functions like a cushion, absorbing the shocks and movements of the body and protecting the bones against excessive wear and tear.
The translucent and elastic tissue that composes most of the skeletal system during the early years of growth and development. Cartilage covers the articular surfaces of the bone and helps keep bone flexible.
A tough, elastic substance that covers and protects the bone ends in many movable joints.
A tissue that covers the ends of bones causing low-friction.
tissue found between vertebrae and at the ends of bones at the joints. Cartilage can withstand a lot of tension and pressure.
Tough layer of tissue covering and protecting the ends of bones. Also acts as a shock absorber betweenbones and joint.
Flexible, supportive tissue composed of cells and fibres; found chiefly in the joints, the thorax, and various rigid tubes, such as the larynx and trachea.
The smooth tissue that lines the bone ends inside a joint.
Hard, bone-like, but flexible tissue, lining the joints, stiffening the bronchi (windpipe) and including the nose-"bone".
a type of connective tissue
A tough, rubbery material at the ends of bones that provides a very smooth gliding surface for joint motion; helps distribute weight and stress on the joint.
a soft, elastic tissue that composes most of the skeleton of vertebrate embryos and except for a small number of structures is replaced by bone during ossification in the higher vertebrates. Cartilage cushions joints, connects muscles with bones, and makes up other parts of the body such as the larynx (voice box) and the outside portion of the ears.
flexible but tough tissue that covers the surface of bones in the joints. It acts as a cushion at the end of each bone in joints so they don't rub and scrape each other and wear away every time the body moves. It is also found in the ears, nose, and other areas of the body.
(kar-ti-lij): from the Latin word Cartilago Cartilage is a type of dense, tissue like substance that is hard in consistency. Cartilage is composed of cells called as Chondrocytes. These cells are dispersed in a gel like matrix. Cartilage is not supplied by blood vessels but is kept alive by the nutrients diffusing through the matrix. Cartilage is found in joints, nose, ear, throat, the space between each vertebra and even in the rib cage. Cartilages have a very good nerve supply which makes any injury to them very painful.There are three main types of cartilage: hyaline, elastic and fibrocartilage. Cartilage usually covers the articulating surfaces of the joints. In the hip they are found covering the head of the femur bone and the cavity that holds the head in the pelvis.
Cartilage is that structure in your body that is firm like bone, but is more flexible and can bend and take different shapes. Your ear is made up of cartilage. The nose is composed primarily of cartilage NOT bone. The 3 nasal cartilages are Septal cartilage, Upper Lateral Cartilage, Lower Lateral Cartilage.
Tough, shiny, elastic tissue found in the ear, nose, etc.; also covers the articular surfaces of bone.
Tissues surrounding bone to facilitate movements.
Cartilage is the shock-absorbing gel-like material that cushions bones. Cartilage is over 75% water and acts as a sponge, holding fluids to ensure softness and joint lubrication. Some people lose the ability to manufacture sufficient levels of glucosamine, an important component of cartilage. The result is that the cartilage loses its ability to act as a shock absorber.
A tough, white, flexible material that is mostly made from protein. A shark's skeleton is made of cartilage.
tough, flexible tissue (like the tissue at the tip of your nose) which forms the skeleton of sharks, skates and rays.
Firm, rubbery tissue that cushion bones at joints. Other more flexible tissue that connects muscles with bones and makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears is also cartilage.
Tough, rubbery tissue that gives shape to areas such as the nose and ears. It is more pliable than bone but thicker and stronger than skin tissue. It does not have much blood supply, so it takes longer to heal when pierced.
A flexible dense tissue found in the joints, spine, throat, ears, nose and other areas. Cartilage is not as hard as bone is, but it does provide protection and support.
Specialized fibrous connective tissue that forms the skeleton of an embryo and much of the skeleton in an infant. As the child grows, the cartilage becomes bone. In adults, cartilage is present in and around joints and makes up the primary skeletal structure in some parts of the body, such as the ears and the tip of the nose.
Soft material on the end of bones.
a connective tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint.
firm, flexible connective tissue made of protein
A strong, flexible tissue at the ends of some bones, providing a cushion where your bones come together.
a connective tissue (softer than bone) that is part of the skeletal system, including the joints.
Firm, dense, pliable connective tissue (gristle), devoid of blood vessels and not impregnated with calcium (bone), 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