cartilage

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Rarely, there may be fibrocartilage or elastic cartilage elements.
Osteoarthritis happens when the smooth, elastic cartilage on the ends of bones, which acts as a cushion, wears away and becomes rough.
Such injuries often heal poorly, particularly those that put potholes in the smooth, elastic cartilage tissue that normally ensures smooth joint function.
The body of the arytenoid cartilage develops from branchial arch mesoderm and is made up of hyaline cartilage, and the vocal process originates in pharyngeal floor mesoderm and is made up of elastic cartilage.
The tumors arise from hyaline cartilage rather than elastic cartilage.