What does the word cartilaginous mean?

Usage examples for cartilaginous

  1. The gills are free or attached, but not decurrent, and the stem is cartilaginous. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  2. The nose is a cartilaginous body, pierced with two holes, which are called nostrils. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton

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