elastic cartilage


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elastic cartilage

[i′las·tik ′kärt·lij]
(histology)
A type of cartilage containing elastic fibers in the matrix.
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Cartilage comes in three different types - hyaline cartilage, fibrocartilage and elastic cartilage.
Upon inspection, the constructs appeared to develop the structures and properties typical of elastic cartilage.
After eight weeks of implantation, the constructs appeared to have developed the structures and properties that are typical of elastic cartilage, demonstrating their potential for insertion into a patient.