cartilage

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From French cartilage, from Latin cartilāgō.

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cartilage ‎(uncountable)

  1. (anatomy) A type of dense, non-vascular connective tissue, usually found at the end of joints, the rib cage, the ear, the nose, in the throat and between intervertebral disks.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cartilāgō.

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cartilage m ‎(uncountable)

  1. (anatomy) cartilage

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Etymology[edit]

First known attestation 1303-1305, borrowing from Latin cartilāgō

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cartilage m ‎(oblique plural cartilages, nominative singular cartilages, nominative plural cartilage)

  1. (anatomy) cartilage
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine):
      corrosion qui est du cartilage qui est entre les trous des nazilles
      corrosion which is of the cartilage between the wholes in the nostrils