Histology Lab: Cartilage Structure and Composition
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Histology Lab: Cartilage Structure and Composition

Test your knowledge of cartilage, a specialized form of connective tissue composed mainly of chondrocytes and connective tissue fibers. Learn about the structure, function, and composition of cartilage.

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What is the main component of cartilage?

Chondrocytes

Where is hyaline cartilage most abundantly found in the body?

Bronchi

What surrounds most of the cartilage in the body?

Perichondrium

What type of tissue is the perichondrium?

<p>Irregular dense connective tissue</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of cartilage is found in the voice-box (larynx)?

<p>Hyaline cartilage</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of cartilage is rich in blood and lymph vessels and nerve, and is surrounded by perichondrium?

<p>Fibrocartilage</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where are chondrocytes located within the cartilage?

<p>In the lacunae of the matrix</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main component of hyaline cartilage?

<p>Collagen fibers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What provides nutrients to the cartilage since it has no blood vessels of its own?

<p>Perichondrium</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of cartilage is found in the bronchi, larynx (voice-box), and nose?

<p>Hyaline cartilage</p> Signup and view all the answers

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