Question
Tue September 24, 2013 By: Sahil Ahmed
 

name the tissue that smoothen bones surfaces at joints? describe its describe its structure.

Expert Reply
Sheetal Kolte
Tue September 24, 2013

Cartilage is a tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx. It smoothens the bones surfaces at joints.

 

Structure of cartilage:

1. Non-porous, semi-transparent and elastic tissue

2. Cells are widely spaced

3. The deposition of inorganic salts, mainly calcium salts, is responsible for a slight hardening of the intercellular material or matrix

4. The rounded cells are present in groups within special spaces known as lacunae

5. Absence of blood vessels 

Cartilage is a tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx. It smoothens the bones surfaces at joints.

 

Structure of cartilage:

1. Non-porous, semi-transparent and elastic tissue

2. Cells are widely spaced

3. The deposition of inorganic salts, mainly calcium salts, is responsible for a slight hardening of the intercellular material or matrix

4. The rounded cells are present in groups within special spaces known as lacunae

5. Absence of blood vessels

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