cartilage

Part of speech: noun

Gristle.

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Usage examples "cartilage":

  1. Inflammation may ensue, and in some cases suppuration and even necrosis of cartilage may follow. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  2. There was nothing serious the matter; the bridge of the nose was all right; merely the cartilage pushed aside by the ball. - "Annie Kilburn A Novel", W. D. Howells.
  3. This creature is a common article of food; but Its thick white flesh is almost compact as cartilage, and must be pounded before being cooked. - "Two Years in the French West Indies", Lafcadio Hearn.