(View exact match)cartilageCATEGORY: fauna
DEFINITION: A durable flexible animal tissue of cells in a matrix of protein, carbohydrates (chondroitin), and fibers.
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DEFINITION: A horseshoe- or U-shaped bone situated between the chin and the thyroid cartilage and makes up part of the larynx in the throat. It is the only human bone that does not connect with another bone. In man, it is embedded horizontally in the root of the tongue and held in place by several ligaments. In most other mammals it is larger and more complicated than in man.