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Reticular fiber


noun, plural: reticular fibers

A type of fiber in connective tissue composed of type III collagen and which forms an intricate interstitial network with other similar fibers to serve as a supporting mesh in soft tissues such as liver and bone marrow.



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connective tissue

... It looks like a gel-like matrix under the microscope. It also has 3 fiber types and cells like fibroblasts, microphages and some WBCs. It functions ... find it under the epithelia of the body and it surrounds capillaries. Reticular Connective Tissue This, too, is a network of reticular fibers and ...

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