Cartilaginous meaning

kär'tl-ăj'ə-nəs
Of, relating to, or consisting of cartilage.
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Having a skeleton consisting mainly of cartilage.
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Having the texture of cartilage; firm and tough, yet flexible.
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Of or like cartilage; gristly.
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Having a skeleton made up mainly of cartilage, as any of a class (Chondrichthyes) of fishes (cartilaginous fish), including sharks, rays, and skates.
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Of, relating to, or consisting of cartilage.
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Having the texture of cartilage; firm and tough, yet flexible.
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Comprising of soft cartilage rather than bones.

Cartilaginous fish such as the angler fish have a skeletal structure made up of cartilage.

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Related to or resembling cartilage.
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(mycology) Having a tough or fibrous texture, usually in reference to a mushroom stipe.
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Having a skeleton consisting mainly of cartilage.
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Origin of cartilaginous

  • From Latin cartilāginōsus: compare French cartilagineux.
    From Wiktionary