(Car"tha*min) n. (Chem.) A red coloring matter obtained from the safflower, or Carthamus
(Car*thu"sian) n. [LL. Cartusianus, Cartusiensis, from the town of Chartreuse, in France.]
(Eccl. Hist.) A member of an exceeding austere religious order, founded at Chartreuse in France by St.
Bruno, in the year 1086.
(Car*thu"sian), a. Pertaining to the Carthusian.
(Car"ti*lage) n. [L. cartilago; cf. F. cartilage.] (Anat.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.
Cartilage contains no vessels, and consists of a homogeneous, intercellular matrix, in which there are
numerous minute cavities, or capsules, containing protoplasmic cells, the cartilage corpuscul. See Illust
Articular cartilage, cartilage that lines the joints. Cartilage bone (Anat.), any bone formed by
the ossification of cartilage. Costal cartilage, cartilage joining a rib with he sternum. See Illust. of
(Car`ti*la*gin"e*ous) a. [L. cartilageneus.] See Cartilaginous. Ray.