Anatomy & Physiology Question #28


Which type of cartilage reduces friction between bony surfaces and is most abundant in the body?


  1. Hyaline
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  2. Elastic
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  3. Fibrous
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  4. Articular
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The correct answer is A. Hyaline cartilage is the most abundant in the body. This cartilage looks smooth, transparent, and glassy. Hyaline coats the ends of the bone surfaces, reducing friction in the joints.The other choices are related to connective tissue.

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