Hard tissue


noun, plural: hard tissues

(1) Any of the mineralized tissues

(2) A tissue having rigid intercellular substance


In humans, some of the hard tissues include the skeletal bones and cartilages. In other animals, they include antlers, ivories, horns, shells, and other hard bodily structures, in contrast to soft tissues such as muscles.

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