Cartilaginous Tissue. Fibrous Cartilage or Fibrocartilage

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


Fibrous cartilage occurs only in a few sites in the organism; certain parts of the intervertebral discs (Fig. A), symphysis pubica, and some articular cartilages are composed of this tissue. Hyaline cartilage is usually found at its periphery, and there is a gradual transition between the two.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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