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Characteristics

Avascular
Produced by chondrocytes in lacunae
More flexible than bone
Matrix mostly organixe - protein, polysaccharide gel

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Hyaline

Most common type of cartilage
strong and flexible (middle)
glassy matrix with mixed ratio of collagen and elastin
ex. covers the articular surfaces of bones, forms the costal cartilages, rings in the trachea

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Elastic Cartilage

Large Number of Elastic Fibers
Flexible
Forms external ear, epiglottis, and eustachian tubes

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Fibrocartilage

Large number of collagen fibers
strong and rigid
occurs in pubic symphysis and invertebral disks