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articular cartilage
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articular cartilage


  cartilage on the ends of bones providing the distribution of compressive loads over the bones and a frictionless and wear-resistant surface for joint movement
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Strongly Associated with:   meniscal cartilage, meniscus
Notes:
osteoarthritis results from degradation of articular cartilage
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Associated words [difficulty]:   articular cartilage , meniscus [9] , meniscus [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Medicine, Sports
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