Meaning of cartilaginous


Pronunciation: (kär"tl-aj'u-nus), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or resembling cartilage.
  2. having a skeleton composed either entirely or mainly of cartilage, as vertebrates of the class Chondrichthyes, which includes the sharks, rays, and skates.
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