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cartilagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑr·t̬əl·ɪdʒ/
a ​strong, ​elastictype of ​tissuefound in humans in the ​joints and other ​places such as the ​nose, ​throat, and ​ears
(Definition of cartilage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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cartilagenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkɑː.təl.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈkɑr.t̬əl/
(a ​piece of) a ​type of ​strongtissuefound 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.
(Definition of cartilage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cartilage”
in Spanish cartílago…
in Vietnamese sụn…
in Malaysian rawan…
in Thai กระดูกอ่อน…
in French cartilage…
in German der Knorpel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 软骨(组织)…
in Turkish kıkırdak, kıkırdaksı doku…
in Russian хрящ…
in Indonesian tulang rawan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 軟骨(組織)…
in Polish chrząstka…
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