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English definition of “cartilage”

cartilage

noun [C or U]     /ˈkɑː.təl.ɪdʒ/ US  /ˈkɑr.t̬əl/
(a piece of) a type of strong tissue found in humans in the joints (= places where two bones are connected ) and other places such as the nose , throat , and ears : He has a torn cartilage in his knee .Substances and structures in the body
(Definition of cartilage noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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