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Definition tough elastic tissue found in such places as joints
  • a cartilage tear in the knee
  • She is experimenting with lab-grown cartilage.
  • Conventional X rays don't provide good images of cartilage.
  • he drove the blade between the vertebrae and the brain. It was an easy shot now and he felt the cartilage sever.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • cartilage = tough elastic tissue found in such places as joints
  • She hit him again, heard the crunch of cartilage as his nose fountained more blood.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • A large drop, composed of similar materials, was suspended from the cartilage of his nose, and, falling below his lips, rested on his chin.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • They injected synthetic cartilage material and shaved the meniscus.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • She could see through the bloody cartilage into his mouth, and onto the back of his lacerated tongue.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • At least the flesh was tasty and unfishy, and the crunchiness of cartilage was a welcome respite from so much soft food.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • With crushing force, he drove his thumb into the soft cartilage and felt it depress.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • She couldn't have been more than fourteen or fifteen and seemed to have as many piercings in the cartilage of each ear.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • We began to hope that we should find some of those saurians which science has succeeded in reconstructing from bits of bone or cartilage.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • More cartilage and tendon tissue were lost from the chronic inflammation.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • He had messed up his cartilage so bad that they had to operate.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • I held up the spear-shaped cartilage in the breast bone, which most people don't eat, and bit down with a satisfying crunch.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Every time I coughed, the pain from my torn thoracic cartilage felt like someone was jabbing a knife beneath my ribs, and brought tears to my eyes.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Fluoroquinolones cause cartilage damage in immature beagle pups.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Impossibly tall, four-armed, molded in chrome and cartilage, the Shrike turned its red gaze on us.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Damaged muscle and cartilage will stiffen your joints.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • The ornaments that were ordinarily pendant from the cartilages of his ears had been removed, on account of his present pursuit.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie

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