HyperDic: gristle

English > 1 sense of the word gristle:
NOUNbodygristle, cartilagetough / tough elastic tissue
gristle > pronunciation
Soundsgrih'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > gristle: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaningtough / tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults.
Synonymcartilage
Partsmatrix, intercellular substance, ground substanceThe body substance in which tissue cells are embedded
Narrowerarytenoid, arytaenoid, arytenoid cartilageEither of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
fibrocartilagecartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue
hyaline cartilagetranslucent cartilage that is common in joints and the respiratory passages
meniscus, semilunar cartilage(anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet / meet at a joint
thyroid cartilage, Adam's appleThe largest cartilage of the larynx
Broaderanimal tissueThe tissue in the bodies of animals
Substance ofcartilaginous structurebody structure given shape by cartilage
SubstancescollagenA fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue
Spanishcartílago, tejido cartilaginoso
Catalancartílag, teixit cartilaginós
Adjectivesgristlydifficult to chew

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