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elastic cartilage

 

Definition: cartilage in which the cells are surrounded by a territorial (capsular) matrix outside of which is an interterritorial matrix containing elastic fiber networks in addition to type II collagen fibers and ground substance.

Synonym(s): yellow cartilage

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