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cartilaginous (adj.)

"gristly, consisting of cartilage," 1540s, from French cartilagineux and directly from Latin cartilaginosus, from cartilago (genitive cartilaginis) "cartilage, gristle" (see cartilage).

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Definitions of cartilaginous from WordNet

cartilaginous (adj.)
of or relating to cartilage;
cartilaginous (adj.)
difficult to chew;
Synonyms: gristly / rubbery
From wordnet.princeton.edu