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Encyclopedia > Elastic cartilage
Elastic cartilage
The auricula. Lateral surface.
Gray's subject #68 279
Dorlands/Elsevier c_12/12216650

Elastic cartilage is a type of cartilage present in the outer ear, larynx, and epiglottis which contains fibers made of elastin. Image File history File links Gray904. ... Auricula can refer to: In botany, the plant Primula auricula, a type of primrose In anatomy, another name for the external portion of the ear, the pinna In anatomy, a small conical pouch that projects from each atrium of the heart. ... Elseviers logo. ... Cartilage is a type of dense connective tissue. ... The outer ear is the external portion of the ear and includes the eardrum. ... Voicebox redirects here. ... Haha u cant see this b/c wiess The epiglottis is a thin, lid-like flap of cartilage tissue covered with a mucous membrane, attached to the root of the tongue, that guards the entrance of the glottis, the opening between the vocal cords. ... Elastin, also known as elasticin, is a protein in connective tissue that is elastic and allows skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched. ...

Elastic cartilage, histologically is similar to hyaline cartilage but contains a plethora of elastic fibers. These fibers form bundles that appear dark under a microscope. These fibers give elastic cartilage great flexibilty so that it is able to withstand repeated bending. It is found in the epiglottis (part of the larynx) and the pinnae (the external ear flaps of many mammals including man). Juzzah is a loser Boom, Headshot Bergamin and Gerald died The pinna (Latin for feather) is the visible part of the ear that resides outside of the head. ...

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biology - Cartilage (867 words)
Elastic cartilage (also called yellow cartilage) is found in the pinna of the ear and several tubes, such as the walls of the auditory and eustachian canals and larynx.
Fibrocartilage (also called white cartilage) is a specialised type of cartilage found in areas requiring tough support or great tensile strength, such as between intervertebral disks, the pubic symphisys and at sites connecting tendons or ligaments to bones.
In the fetus, at an early period, the greater part of the skeleton is cartilaginous; as this cartilage is afterward replaced by bone, it is called temporary, in contradistinction to that which remains unossified during the whole of life, and is called permanent.
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