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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The difficulty of reconstitution is mainly related to the unique anatomical structure of the auricle, with fine skin covering, a thin and elastic cartilage, and small size vessels responsible for its perfusion.
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