Middle English Dictionary Entry

crushel-bōn n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Cartilage, gristle; a cartilage.

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  • ?c1400(1379) Daniel *Treat.Uroscopy (Roy 17.D.1)f.58ra (2.7) : 'Epiglotum' is þe þrote bolle, or elles þe þrot golle, vnder the chynne. In some contre, it is callede þe strowpe. Galienus..calleþ it 'cartilago gutturis' (anglice: þe þrote crushil or þe þrote crushilbone). 'Cartilago' is a crushilbone.
Note: Antedates word. New spelling: crushilbone. Cf. MED crushel n.

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. crushel bone.