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Definition of Cartilage

Cartilage: Firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints. A flexible kind of cartilage makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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