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Connective tissue


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.


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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Stem Cells and Cell division?

... central to three processes in an organism: development, repair of adult tissue and cancer. A. Stem cells in mammalian development The zygote is the ... such as hair and nails). The middle layer or mesoderm gives rise to the connective tissue, muscles, bones and blood, and the endoderm (inner layer) ...

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by RZachary1
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem Cells and Cell division?
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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
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Topic: please tell me what this is
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Several Membrane questions!!!

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by einfopedia
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:39 am
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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
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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
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