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Details for anatomical structure: elastic cartilage

EndoNet ID: ENC00328

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elastic cartilage, , Cartilago elastica

General information

A cartilage in which the cells are surrounded by a territorial capsular matrix outside of which is an interterritorial matrix containing elastic fiber networks in addition to the collagen fibers and ground substance; occuring chiefly in the external ear, eustachian tube, and some cartilages of the larynx and epiglottis

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0024151

Larger structures


      Secreted hormones