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Part A of this diagram is a drawing and a micrograph of hyaline cartilage. The cartilage contains chondrocytes encapsulated in lacunae. Several of the lacunae are joined into groups or small stacks and embedded in the surrounding matrix. The micrograph shows the lacunae as white rings surrounding the purple staining chondrocytes. Some occur as joined pairs while others are embedded singly within the pink staining matrix. Image B shows a diagram and a micrograph of fibrocartilage that…


Last week's #MysteryAnatomy structure was Hyaline Cartilage. Hyaline cartilage is a translucent glassy (hyaline) soft tissue found on many joint surfaces throughout the body. Hyaline cartilage is firm in consistency and it contains a considerable amount of collagen. Hyaline cartilage contains no nerves or blood vessels. Learn more @


This tissue is hyaline cartilage. Hyaline cartilage is characterized by chondroblasts within a lacuna and a large amount of white space. is avascular, which makes it hard to repair. It is rubbery and rigid and can be found in the nose or trachea.

Hyaline cartilage, from StudyBlue. "Here I am, looking out on a crystal world, floating currents of human eyes." -- Robyn Hitchcock, "I Got the Hots."