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English definition of “cartilaginous”

cartilaginous

adjective uk   /ˌkɑː.tɪˈlædʒ.ɪ.nəs/ us    /ˌkɑr.tl̩ˈædʒ.ə.nəs/ specialized
(a piece of) a type of strong stretchy tissue found in the joints (= places where two bones are connected) and other places such as the nose and ears: a cartilaginous tumourSubstances and structures in the body
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