Bone & Cartilage

T.33 Hyaline cartilage.
The cartilage cells (chondrocytes) often appear in pairs. The matrix is clear (hence the name hyaline) as seen with the light microscope due to their similar optical density to other proteins. (Electron microscopy shows these fibres in the matrix.)

Hyaline cartilage possesses a well marked perichondrium from the inner (germinal) layer of which the cartilage cells develop. Note that the outer layers of the perichondrium resemble fibroblasts.

Q. How does articular hyaline cartilage differ from this?



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