Definitions for: Gristle


[n] tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults



Webster (1913) Definition: Gris"tle, n. [OE. gristel, gristil, AS. gristl; akin
to OFries. gristel, grestel. Perh. a dim. of grist but cf.
OHG. krustila, krostela. Cf. Grist.] (Anat.)
Cartilage. See Cartilage. --Bacon.

Synonyms: cartilage

See Also: Adam's apple, animal tissue, arytaenoid, arytenoid, arytenoid cartilage, cartilaginous structure, collagen, fibrocartilage, ground substance, hyaline cartilage, intercellular substance, matrix, meniscus, thyroid cartilage

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