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1
Q

Elastic cartilage has what type of fibers?

A

elastic fibers

2
Q

in comparison to hyaline cartilage elastic cartilage chondrocytes are what?

A

Larger

3
Q

are there more chondrocytes in elastic or hyaline cartilage?

A

there are more in elastic

4
Q

There is less room for matrix in elastic cartilage compared to hyaline cartilage. why is that?

A

because there is a higher number of chondrocytes

5
Q

what is the function of elastic cartilage?

A

to add more flexibility

6
Q

what is elastic cartilage like in basic structure and function

A

hyaline cartilage