Types of cartilage • Figure 3.25
There are three types of cartilage: hyaline, elastic, and fibrocartilage.
Skeleton
Fetus
400x
Nucleus of
chondrocyte
Perichondrium
Lacuna -----
containing
chondrocyte
Ground
substance
Sectional view of
Q D 200x
Hyaline cartilage
hyaline cartilage of
a developing fetal bone
Auricle of ear
Perichondrium
640x
Nucleus of
chondrocyte
Elastic fiber
in ground
substance
Lacuna
containing
chondrocyte
Sectional view of elastic cartilage
of auricle of ear
Q B 400x
Elastic cartilage
Vertebra
Intervertebral disc
Collagen fibers
in ground
substance
Nucleus of
chondrocyte
Lacuna
containing
chondrocyte
Sectional view of fibrocartilage
Q D 200x
Fibrocartilage
of intervertebral disc
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