a bone that develops from cartilage.
any bone that develops within cartilage rather than in a fibrous tissue membrane Compare membrane bone
cartilage bone n.
A bone that develops in the region of a cartilage after the cartilage is partially or completely destroyed. Also called endochondral bone.
- Cartilage capsule
cartilage capsule cartilage capsule n. The basophilic matrix in hyaline cartilage surrounding a lacuna and its enclosed chondrocyte.
- Cartilage cell
cartilage cell cartilage cell n. See chondrocyte. Historical Examples The true nucleus of the cartilage cell was probably in the same way the original generator of the mother-cell. Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
- Cartilage lacuna
cartilage lacuna cartilage lacuna n. A cavity within the matrix of cartilage, occupied by a chondrocyte. Also called cartilage space.
- Cartilage matrix
cartilage matrix cartilage matrix n. The intercellular substance of cartilage consisting of fibers and ground substance.