cartilage

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Borrowed from French cartilage, from Latin cartilāgō. Partially displaced native gristle, from Old English gristel.

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cartilage (countable and uncountable, plural cartilages)

  1. (anatomy, uncountable) A usually translucent and somewhat elastic, dense, nonvascular connective tissue found in various forms in the larynx and respiratory tract, in structures such as the external ear, and in the articulating surfaces of joints. It composes most of the skeleton of vertebrate embryos, being replaced by bone during ossification in the higher vertebrates.
    Synonym: gristle
  2. (anatomy, countable) A particular structure made of cartilage.

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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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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First known attestation 1377-1377, borrowed from Latin cartilāgō.

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

  1. (anatomy) cartilage
    • 1377, 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