Definitions for fibrocartilageˌfaɪ broʊˈkɑr tl ɪdʒ, -ˈkɑrt lɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fi•bro•car•ti•lageˌfaɪ broʊˈkɑr tl ɪdʒ, -ˈkɑrt lɪdʒ(n.)

  1. a type of cartilage having a large number of fibers.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. a part or structure composed of such cartilage.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of fibrocartilage:

1825–35

fi`bro•car`ti•lag′i•nous-ˈædʒ ə nəs(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fibrocartilage(noun)

    cartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue

Wiktionary

  1. fibrocartilage(Noun)

    A tough form of cartilage that has a matrix of dense bundles of fibres

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fibrocartilage(noun)

    a kind of cartilage with a fibrous matrix and approaching fibrous connective tissue in structure

Freebase

  1. Fibrocartilage

    White fibrocartilage consists of a mixture of white fibrous tissue and cartilaginous tissue in various proportions. It owes its flexibility and toughness to the former of these constituents, and its elasticity to the latter. It is the only type of cartilage that contains type I collagen in addition to the normal type II. Fibrocartilage is found in the pubic symphysis, the annulus fibrosus of intervertebral discs, menisci, and the TMJ. During labor, relaxin loosens the pubic symphysis to aid in delivery, but this can lead to later joint problems.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fibrocartilage

    A type of CARTILAGE whose matrix contains large bundles of COLLAGEN TYPE I. Fibrocartilage is typically found in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISK; PUBIC SYMPHYSIS; TIBIAL MENISCI; and articular disks in synovial JOINTS. (From Ross et. al., Histology, 3rd ed., p132,136)

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