Tissue, connective
A material made up of cells that form fibers in the framework providing a support structure for other body tissues. Cartilage and bone are specialized forms of connective tissue. Connective tissue is typically rich in what is called extracellular matrix (including collagen) and surrounds other more highly ordered tissues and organs. A tissue in medicine is not like a piece of tissue paper. It is a broad term that is applied to any group of cells that perform specific functions. A tissue in medicine need not form a layer. Thus, the bone marrow is also considered a tissue.

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  • Connective tissue — A material made up of cells that form fibers in the framework providing a support structure for other body tissues. Cartilage and bone are specialized forms of connective tissue. Connective tissue is typically rich in what is called extracellular …   Medical dictionary

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