Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 2 The Nature, Use, and Varieties of Cartilage

The nature of cartilage

CARTILAGE is softer than bone, but earthy, 1 and second to bone the hardest of the parts of the body, thoroughly solid, having no inner foramina [foramina nutrientia] or pores [es nutrientes] as bone does, and free of sensation or marrow.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 2 The Nature, Use, and Varieties of Cartilage