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Mucous connective tissue

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mucous connective tissue

A type of connective tissue little differentiated beyond the mesenchymal stage; its ground substance of glycoproteins is abundant and contains fine collagenous fibres and fibroblasts; in its most characteristic form, it appears in the umbilical cord as wharton's jelly.

Synonym: gelatinous tissue.