Car`ti*lag"i*nous (?), a. [L. cartilaginosus: cf. F. cartilagineux.]


Of or pertaining to cartilage; gristly; firm and tough like cartilage.

2. Zool.

Having the skeleton in the state of cartilage, the bones containing little or no calcareous matter; said of certain fishes, as the sturgeon and the sharks.


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