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The Encyclopaedia Britannica, or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature Volume 17, No. 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,128
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica, or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature Volume 17, No. 2 (Paperback): Books Group

The Encyclopaedia Britannica, or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature Volume 17, No. 2 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 Excerpt: ...of support to the softer parts, and in some measure supply the place of bone, giving a determinate shape and firmness to parts where bone would have been inconvenient. They possess greater tenacity and less brittleness than the other kinds of cartilage. By their elasticity they admit of considerable variation of figure, yielding to external pressure, and recovering their proper shape as soon as the pressure is removed. Of this kind are the cartilages of the nose and ear, and also those of the larynx and trachea. These cartilages are extremely thin, and are invested with a very thick and firm perichondrium, to which they are connected by means of a number of fibres traversing their substance, and rendering their surfaces rough and porous. Long maceration enables us to detect these fibres, and to resolve the whole into a cellular and albuminous substance. Interosseal. (150.) The interosseal cartilages pass from one bone to another, adhering firmly by their extremities to each. They unswer the same purpose as would be attained by an increase of extent in one or both of the bones, with the further advantage of allowing of obscure degrees of motion, and deadening the effects of jars incident to percussion. The cartilages of the ribs are of this class. They are covered with perichondrium. When they have been steeped in water for a great many months, they are divisible into laminae, of an oval shape, which are united by fibres passing obliquely between them. Articular. (151.) The articular, or diarthrodial cartilages, are those plates of cartilaginous substance which adhere firmly, and almost inseparably, to the surfaces of those bones which are opposed to each other in the joints, or over which tendons and ligaments slide. In some joints the whole of the sur face...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 518
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-41119-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-41119-6
Barcode: 9781236411198

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