Is the cartilage in your ear a bone?
No cartilage in your body is a bone. Cartilage cushions bones.
Thats not bone. The outer ear and tip of the nose is made of something called cartilage. When you are born, most of your body is made of cartilage. Over your childhood, cartilage fuses into bones, this is also why babies and young children are more flexible that grown adults. Some parts of your body, such your nose and your ear, never change into bone, and are forever cartilage. :)
There are no bones in your ears, just cartilage and cartalige clicks sometimes because there is air between your caralige in your ear and if your pull on it the air and the cartilage are meeting making a click in your ear. And sometimes it even hurts, because that happens to me when i pull on my ear.
Sharks are cartilaginous fish. The term "cartilaginous fish" means that the structure of the animal's body is formed of cartilage, instead of bone. A shark does not have one bone in it's body. It's skeleton is made up of cartilage. Cartilage is a tough material, like the material that shaped your ear.
I should think not, fat and cartilage are entirely different body matter. Fat tissue might surround the cartilage present in our body, but they wouldn't be part of the cartilage. Moreover, cartilage is usually found joint areas or at places such our nose and ear areas, both of which do not contain much fat- fats wouldn't be found close to our bone area because usually it would be muscle that is wrapped around our bones…
Cartilage is a precursor to bone in developing fetuses and any cartilage left over after birth (ie in ears and nose) is to provide structure and shape to something. Without ear cartilage, the ear might be floppy and not work to catch sound waves. Cartilage can also help to protect joints by providing a cartilage cushion between two bones in a joint. Your knee is a good example of this - cartilage inside the knee…