cartilaginous

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cartilāginōsus: compare French cartilagineux.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

cartilaginous (comparative more cartilaginous, superlative most cartilaginous)

  1. Comprising of soft cartilage rather than bones.
    Cartilaginous fish such as the angler fish have a skeletal structure made up of cartilage.
  2. Related to or resembling cartilage
  3. (mycology) Having a tough or fibrous texture, usually in reference to a mushroom stipe

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References[edit]

  • Sense 2: [1]
  • Sense 3: Arora, David. (1986). Mushrooms Demystified. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press. pg 913.