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Meaning of CARTILAGINOUS

Pronunciation:  `kâr'tlajunus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  difficult to chew
 

CARTILAGINOUS is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: gristly, rubbery, tough
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car`ti*lag"i*nous\, a. [L. cartilaginosus: cf. F.
cartilagineux.]
1. Of or pertaining to cartilage; gristly; firm and tough
   like cartilage.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the skeleton in the state of cartilage,
   the bones containing little or no calcareous matter; said
   of certain fishes, as the sturgeon and the sharks.

 

 

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