What is Cartilage? - Definition, Types & Function


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Cartilage is a type of _____.

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1. How is cartilage different from bone and muscle?

2. In cartilage connective tissue, which of the following forms the extracellular matrix?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and printable worksheet surveys cartilage, a connective tissue in the body. The quiz will test your knowledge of cartilage, its function and vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on the following terms and topics:

  • Cartilage use in human bodies
  • Definition of cartilage
  • Different types of cartilages
  • Components of cartilage

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cartilage types
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the components of cartilage
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the uses of cartilage in the human body

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about cartilage types and functions in the human body, check out the corresponding lesson, What is Cartilage? - Definition, Types & Function. This lesson will teach the following topics:

  • Define chondroblasts, chondrocytes, and lacunae
  • Understand how the various types of cartilage differ
  • Learn where cartilage is found within the body