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Mesh term Cartilage

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Connective Tissue
Musculoskeletal System


A non-vascular form of connective tissue composed of CHONDROCYTES embedded in a matrix that includes CHONDROITIN SULFATE and various types of FIBRILLAR COLLAGEN. There are three major types: HYALINE CARTILAGE; FIBROCARTILAGE; and ELASTIC CARTILAGE.

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Elastic Cartilage
Hyaline Cartilage

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