9 terms

cartilages of skeleton

articular cartilages
cover the bone ends at movable joints
costal cartilages
found connecting the ribs to the sternum
laryngeal cartilages
construct the larynx
tracheal/broncgial cartilages
reinforce other passageways of the respiritory system
nasal cartilages
support external nose
intervertebral discs
separate and cushion bones of spine
hyaline cartilage
most typical in skeletal cartilage
elastic cartilage
flexible cartilage. tolerates repeatable bending better
consists of rows of chondrocytes alternating with rows of think collagen fibers