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Connective tissue

Definition

noun, plural: connective tissues

The animal tissue that chiefly originates from the embryonic mesoderm, and characterized by the abundance of extracellular components (such as fibers and intercellular substances). It connects, supports, or surrounds other tissues and organs.


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Connective tissues are one of the four major types of animal tissues, the others being epithelial tissues, muscular tissues, and nervous tissues.

Connective tissues are further classified into:


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please tell me what this is

These are all connective tissues: 1. Blood 2. Areolar connective tissue 3. Hyaline cartilage 4. Bone cross-section

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by Cat
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: please tell me what this is
Replies: 3
Views: 3132

Several Membrane questions!!!

answer no 1:A tissue is a group of cells that have a similar shape and function. Different types of tissues ... in different organs. In humans, there are four basic types of tissue: epithelial, connective, muscular, and nervous tissue. answer no 2:Epithelial tissue is one of the four ...

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by einfopedia
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:39 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Several Membrane questions!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2038

Re: Collagen

... :mrgreen: http://www.visualhistology.com/products/atlas/VHA_Chpt3_Connective_Tissue.html The answer is Dense Irregular Connective Tissue. :wink:

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by Maatomaat
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Collagen
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Re:

it does, but not abundant amount, there are other tissues with higher amount of collagen The answer is Dense Connective tissue, im just not sure if its regular or irregular....

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by reyrey389
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Collagen
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Collagen

Which type of *connective* tissue contains abundant amounts of COLLAGEN? I know collagen fibers provide connective tissue with the greatest ...

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by reyrey389
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:20 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Collagen
Replies: 6
Views: 3171
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