adjective Date: 14th century composed of, relating to, or resembling cartilage

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  • cartilaginous — [kart′ l aj′ə nəs] adj. 1. of or like cartilage; gristly 2. having a skeleton made up mainly of cartilage, as any of a class (Chondrichthyes) of fishes (cartilaginous fish), including sharks, rays, and skates …   English World dictionary

  • Cartilaginous — Car ti*lag i*nous, a. [L. cartilaginosus: cf. F. cartilagineux.] 1. Of or pertaining to cartilage; gristly; firm and tough like cartilage. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the skeleton in the state of cartilage, the bones containing little or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cartilaginous — 1540s, from L. cartilaginosus, from cartilago cartilage, gristle (see CARTILAGE (Cf. cartilage)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cartilaginous — хрящевой cartilaginous skeleton хрящевой скелет cartilaginous tissue хрящевая ткань cartilaginous fishes хрящевые рыбы …   English-Russian travelling dictionary

  • cartilaginous — adjective a) Comprising of soft cartilage rather than bones. Cartilaginous fish such as the angler fish have a skeletal structure made up of cartilage. b) Related to or resembling cartilage …   Wiktionary

  • cartilaginous — cartilage ► NOUN ▪ firm, flexible connective tissue which covers the ends of joints and forms structures such as the larynx and the external ear. DERIVATIVES cartilaginous adjective. ORIGIN Latin cartilago …   English terms dictionary

  • cartilaginous fishes — plural noun Fishes with a cartilaginous skeleton, including the sharks, rays and chimeras • • • Main Entry: ↑cartilage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cartilaginous joint — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = junctura cartilaginea GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = j 02 DorlandsSuf = 12466115 Cartilaginous… …   Wikipedia

  • cartilaginous fishes — kremzlinės žuvys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas klasė atitikmenys: lot. Chondrichthyes angl. cartilaginous fishes rus. хрящевые рыбы ryšiai: siauresnis terminas – chimeržuvės siauresnis terminas – daugiažiauniai rykliai… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • cartilaginous tube — noun a duct with cartilaginous walls • Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • Hyponyms: ↑bronchus, ↑bronchial tube, ↑trachea, ↑windpipe …   Useful english dictionary

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