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1. gristle

noun. ['ˈgrɪsəl'] tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults.

Synonyms

  • semilunar cartilage
  • fibrocartilage
  • hyaline cartilage
  • cartilaginous structure
  • arytenoid cartilage
  • Adam's apple
  • collagen
  • cartilage
  • matrix
  • intercellular substance
  • ground substance
  • arytaenoid
  • animal tissue
  • meniscus
  • arytenoid

Antonyms

  • cortex

Etymology

  • gristel (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Gristle

  • euromissile
  • antimissile
  • entwistle
  • dismissal
  • whistle
  • glycel
  • epistle
  • bristle
  • wissel
  • thistle
  • this'll
  • sissel
  • schissel
  • missile
  • missel
  • missal
  • kissell
  • kissel
  • hisel
  • fissile
  • fissell
  • fissel
  • cissell
  • bissell
  • bisel

Example sentences of the word gristle


1. Noun, singular or mass
Boil it to sterilize the bone and to remove as much gristle, sinew and meat as possible.

2. Noun, plural
If you find any small bones, gristle and blood vessels, discard.

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