Dense connective tissue

Definition

noun

A type of connective tissue that contains collagen fibers, and functions by providing strong connection between different tissues.


Supplement

Two forms of dense connective tissue:

  • dense regular connective tissue - found in tendons and ligaments.
  • dense irregular connective tissue – found in lower layers of the skin (dermis) and in the protective white layer of the eyeball.


Synonym:

  • dense fibrous tissue

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