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English noun: cartilage

1. cartilage (body) tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults


Broader (hypernym)animal tissue

Narrower (hyponym)Adam's apple, arytaenoid, arytenoid, arytenoid cartilage, fibrocartilage, hyaline cartilage, meniscus, semilunar cartilage, thyroid cartilage

Part holonymground substance, intercellular substance, matrix

Substance holonymcollagen

Substance meronymcartilaginous structure

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