What is cartilage?

Cartilage is a special ‘elastic’ type of tissue which means that can be bent or compressed (put under pressure) without breaking.

Where is cartilage normally found?

Cartilage is found throughout the body although most cartilage is found between bones where it helps form a cushion that protects the ends of the bones from damage. Some parts of the body, such as the nose and ears, are made almost entirely out of cartilage.

What types of cells are found in cartilage?

The cells that make up cartilage are called chondrocytes.

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