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cartilage
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
tough elastic tissue found in such places as joints
  • As we age, muscles grow tough, because of increased collagen in the connective tissue—that's the glue, you see, the chief component of bones and cartilage.
    5.6 - Humaniora (92% in)
  • ...tubes filled with marrow, some like blades, some like bulbs, some torqued vertebrae, but all originating in a gelatinous base that with the help of calcium salts and lime had grown Arm enough to support the rest; with its joints made of tendons, cartilage, and slippery, well-oiled balls and sockets; with its more than two hundred muscles; with its central system of organs for nutrition and respiration, for registering and transmitting stimuli; with its protective membranes, serous...
    5.7 - Research (53% in)
  • When gelatinous cells began to produce glutens in place of mucin, the fetal fluid solidified into fibrous connective tissue, to cartilage; and he watched as calcium salts and fats were extracted from the surrounding liquid to form bone.
    5.7 - Research (64% in)

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