- Cartilaginous Car`ti*lag"i*nous, a. [L. cartilaginosus: cf. F.
1. Of or pertaining to cartilage; gristly; firm and tough
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cartilaginous — [kart′ l aj′ə nəs] adj. 1. of or like cartilage; gristly 2. having a skeleton made up mainly of cartilage, as any of a class (Chondrichthyes) of fishes (cartilaginous fish), including sharks, rays, and skates … English World dictionary
cartilaginous — 1540s, from L. cartilaginosus, from cartilago cartilage, gristle (see CARTILAGE (Cf. cartilage)) … Etymology dictionary
cartilaginous — adjective a) Comprising of soft cartilage rather than bones. Cartilaginous fish such as the angler fish have a skeletal structure made up of cartilage. b) Related to or resembling cartilage … Wiktionary
cartilaginous — cartilage ► NOUN ▪ firm, flexible connective tissue which covers the ends of joints and forms structures such as the larynx and the external ear. DERIVATIVES cartilaginous adjective. ORIGIN Latin cartilago … English terms dictionary
cartilaginous — adjective Date: 14th century composed of, relating to, or resembling cartilage … New Collegiate Dictionary
cartilaginous — adj. [L. cartilaginosus, gristle] Pertaining to cartilage in structure or appearance … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
cartilaginous — /kahr tl aj euh neuhs/, adj. 1. of or resembling cartilage. 2. having a skeleton composed either entirely or mainly of cartilage, as vertebrates of the class Chondrichthyes, which includes the sharks, rays, and skates. [1375 1425; late ME < L… … Universalium
cartilaginous — Relating to or consisting of cartilage. SYN: chondral. * * * car·ti·lag·i·nous nəs adj composed of, relating to, or resembling cartilage * * * car·ti·lag·i·nous (kahr″tĭ lajґĭ nəs) consisting of or of the nature of cartilage … Medical dictionary
cartilaginous — carÂ·tiÂ·lagÂ·iÂ·nous || â€škÉ‘ËtÉª lÃ¦dÊ’ÉªnÉ™s adj. made of cartilage; consisting mainly of cartilage … English contemporary dictionary
cartilaginous — a. Gristly … New dictionary of synonyms