||It is comparatively soft, elastic and flexible.
||It is hard, rigid and inelastic.
||It consists of cartilage cells called chondrocytes.
||It consists of osteocytes.
||The matrix does not contain the deposition of calcium phosphates.
||The matrix and the bone cells contain the depositions of phosphates and carbonates of calcium.
||The matrix has the protein chondrin.
||The matrix has the protein ossein.
||The matrix lacks blood vessels.
||The matrix has a network of blood vessels.
||It lacks Haversian canal systems.
||A number of Haversian canal systems present in along bone.
||Due to absence of bone marrow, it does not help in formation of RBCs
||Due to presence of bone marrow, it helps in formation of RBCs.
||Each lacuna has 2-3 cartilage cells.
||Each lacuna encloses a single bone cell.
||The matrix is not arranged in lamellae.
||The matrix is arranged in concentric lamellae
||Found in the ear, nose, larynx, trachea, ribs, and joints
||Form the skeleton.
||Cartilage is of three types: Hyaline cartilage, Fibro cartilage, and elastic cartilage.
||Bones are either compact or spongy. They are classified as long, short, flat, irregular, etc.
||Growth is unidirectional.
||Growth is bidirectional.
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Differences between cartilage and bone