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Definition: A translucent, specialized connective tissue that forms most of the skeleton of embryos, very young vertebrates, and adult cartilaginous fishes, such as sharks and lays; in other adult vertebrates much of it is convened into bone.
Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.