from The Century Dictionary.
- Gristly; imperfectly cartilaginous.
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The aorta under the valves was semicartilaginous, ossified in one small spot, roughened by fleshlike prominences in others, entirely deprived of the smoothness of its internal coat, and in size proportioned to the heart.
Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart John Collins Warren 1817