Meaning of subcartilaginous

sub•car•ti•lag•i•nous

Pronunciation: (sub"kär-tl-aj'u-nus), [key]
— adj. Anat., Zool.
  1. partially or incompletely cartilaginous.
  2. situated below or beneath cartilage.
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