Cartilaginous Joint

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There are 131127 EST sequences in cartilaginous joint.

   Cartilaginous joints are joined by either hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage.
The cartilage of cartilaginous joints is avascular and anervous except at the
margins. Hyaline cartilage is slippery and strong when compressed, but has little
tensile strength (strength against being stretched). Fibrocartilage, on the other
hand, is tough and strong both when compressed and when stretched (high tensile
strength). 
   There are two distinct types of cartilaginous joints:
       1 Synchondroses 
       2 Symphyses

The photo and its description are cited from http://anatomy.med.umich.edu/modules/joints_module/joints_08.html.


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