Articular cartilage

Cartilage, Articular: A protective layer of firm, flexible cartilage over the articulating ends of bones. It provides a smooth surface for joint movement, protecting the ends of long bones from wear at points of contact.1

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Articular Cartilage: The cartilage that covers the ends of each bone in a joint.2

Categories for Articular cartilage

Category of Articular Cartilage:

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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.

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