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Definition 1: tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for gristle in the sense of this definition

(gristle is a kind of ...) the tissue in the bodies of animals

(... is a kind of gristle ) (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint

(... is a kind of gristle ) cartilage that is largely composed of fibers like those in ordinary connective tissue

(... is a kind of gristle ) translucent cartilage that is common in joints and the respiratory passages; forms most of the fetal skeleton

(... is a kind of gristle ) either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached

(... is a kind of gristle ) the largest cartilage of the larynx

(gristle is a part of ...) the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded

(gristle is made of the substance ...) a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling

(... is made of the substance gristle) body structure given shape by cartilage

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