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Pronunciation: (kär'tl-ij, kärt'lij), [key]
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Cartier-Bressoncartilage bone
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