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fibrocartilage

 [fi″bro-kahr´tĭ-lij]
cartilage made up of parallel, thick, compact collagenous bundles, separated by narrow clefts containing the typical cartilage cells (chondrocytes).

fi·bro·car·ti·lage

(fī'brō-kar'ti-lăj),
A variety of cartilage that contains visible type I collagen fibers; appears as a transition between tendons or ligaments or bones.
Synonym(s): fibrocartilago

fibrocartilage

/fi·bro·car·ti·lage/ (-kahr´tĭ-laj) cartilage of parallel, thick, compact collagenous bundles, separated by narrow clefts containing the typical cartilage cells (chondrocytes).fibrocartilag´inous
elastic fibrocartilage  that containing elastic fibers.
interarticular fibrocartilage  articular disk.

fibrocartilage

(fī′brō-kär′tl-ĭj)
n.
Cartilage that contains numerous thick bundles of collagen fibers.

fibrocartilage

[-kär′tilij]
Etymology: L, fibra + cartilago
cartilage that consists of a dense matrix of white collagenous fibers. Of the three kinds of cartilage in the body, fibrocartilage has the greatest tensile strength. Fibrocartilaginous disks between the vertebrae help cushion the jolts to which the vertebral column is continually subjected. See also hyaline cartilage. fibrocartilaginous, adj.

fi·bro·car·ti·lage

(fī'brō-kahr'ti-lăj)
A variety of cartilage that contains visible type I collagen fibers; appears as a transition between tendons or ligaments or bones.
Synonym(s): fibrocartilago.

fibrocartilage

A tough form of CARTILAGE containing many thick bundles of COLLAGEN fibres.

fibrocartilage

see CARTILAGE.

Fibrocartilage

Cartilage that consists of dense fibers.
Mentioned in: Herniated Disk

fibrocartilage

cartilage with prominent collagen fibrils

fibrocartilage (fīˈ·brō·karˑ·t·lej),

n very strong, relatively inflexible cartilage found in the meniscus (in the knee joint), intervertebral discs, and pubic symphysis.
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Fibrocartilage.

fibrocartilage

cartilage made up of thick, compact collagenous bundles, separated by narrow clefts containing the typical cartilage cells (chondrocytes).

fibrocartilage embolic myelopathy
see fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy.
middle phalangeal complementary fibrocartilage
forms a bearing surface for the deep flexor tendon on the proximo-palmar surface of the bone in horses.
parapatellar fibrocartilage
medial extension of the patella.