Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Semi-rigid, but elastic, type of connective tissue characterized by cells located within cavities called lacunae, which are separated from each other by a semisolid matrix; found at joints, the nose, auricles, and the respiratory framework. The skeleton of immature individuals contains cartilage that will ossify with maturation.

See endochondral bone.

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