Cartilage 

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   A. Hyaline cartilage

NA-1-g, Epithelium composite Trachea, HE
NC-2-b, Hyalineand elastic cartilage. Resorcin-fuchsin.  

»»  Perichondrium
»»  Cell nests ( isogenic groups ) of chondrocytes in lacunae
»»  Territorial matrix
»»  Interterritorial matrix

   B. Elastic cartilage

NC-2-b, Hyaline and elastic cartilage. Resorcin-fuchsin.
Compare the hyaline cartilage with the elastic cartilage in NC-2-b

»»  Perichondrium
»»  Cell nests in lacunae
»»  Territorial matrix
»»  Interterritorial matrix
»»  Elastic fibers

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   C. Fibrous cartilage


C-1-a,
Intervertebral disk, fibrous cartilage and ligament, HE

    Fibrous cartilage

»»  Chondrocytes
»»  Territorial matrix
»»  No interterritorial matrix
»»  Bundles of collagenous fibers

@Ligament

»»  Fibroblasts
»»  Bundles of collagenous fibers
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