territorial matrix


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car·ti·lage cap·sule

hyaline cartilage matrix of particularly basophilic and metachromatic character that surrounds the lacunae of chondrocytes resulting from relatively high concentrations of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.
Synonym(s): territorial matrix

car·ti·lage cap·sule

(kahr'ti-lăj kap'sŭl)
The more intensely basophilic matrix in hyaline cartilage surrounding the lacunae in which the cartilage cells lie.
Synonym(s): territorial matrix.

territorial matrix

That component of cartilage immediately surrounding clusters of chondrocytes. It has a rich concentration of glycosaminoglycans, and stains darkly (it is basophilic).
See also: matrix
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