Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cartilage”

cartilage

noun [C or U] uk   /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 from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cartilage?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cartilage” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

improvisation

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has not practised or planned

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More