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BTO (BRENDA Tissue Ontology)
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Details for cartilage
cartilage
BTO (BRENDA Tissue Ontology) ID
BTO:0000206
BTO:0000206 is linked to 234 enzymes:
Definition
A specialized, fibrous connective tissue, forming most of the temporary skeleton of the embryo, providing a model in which most of the bones develop, and constituting an important part of the growth mechanism of the organism. It exists in several types, the most important of which are hyaline cartilage, elastic cartilage, and fibrocartilage. Also used as a general term to designate a mass of such tissue in a particular site in the body
References
1. Dorlands Medical Dictionary: MerckSource
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