What does the word cartilage mean?

Usage examples for 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. by 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 by 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 by Lafcadio Hearn