Articular cartilage

articular cartilage

articular cartilage n.
The cartilage covering the articular surfaces of the bones forming a synovial joint. Also called arthrodial cartilage, diarthrodial cartilage, investing cartilage.
Historical Examples

The condition extends right up to the articular cartilage, or, in the case of adolescent bones, up to the epiphysial cartilage.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

The articular cartilage of the lateral condyle and the lateral meniscus are usually thickened.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

On the medial side it is an inch or more from the articular cartilage; on the lateral side and above, about half an inch.
Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix

The terminal or articular surfaces of the bone remain throughout life covered by layers of articular cartilage.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

It presents on section a layer of articular cartilage on the convex aspect and a variable thickness of spongy bone beneath this.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


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