temporary cartilage tem·po·rar·y cartilage (těm’pə-rěr’ē)
Cartilage that normally becomes converted to bone to form a part of the skeleton. Also called precursory cartilage.
- Temporary denture
temporary denture n. See interim denture.
noun 1. duty of limited duration performed with an organization other than the one to which a person is normally attached or assigned. Abbreviation: TDY.
- Temporary hardness
noun 1. (chem) hardness of water due to the presence of magnesium and calcium hydrogencarbonates, which can be precipitated as carbonates by boiling
noun, Insurance. 1. an annuity that ceases upon the death of the annuitant or upon the expiration of a period of time, whichever occurs first.