The most durable tissue of the body.
the tissue which binds together and supports the parts of the body.
A general term encompassing the different types of supportive tissues that hold together many body structures.
A body tissue which makes up the main part of bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons, and surrounds other tissues and organs
a type of body tissue that supports other tissues and binds them together. Connective tissue provides support in the breast.
Fibrous tissue with a wide variety of connecting and supporting functions within and between body organs.
the most common of four basic tissue types in the human body. Functions as support for epithelial tissues and as the binding (or "glue") of various organs.
body tissue that supports and connects internal organs, forms bone and walls of blood vessels, attaches muscle to bone, and replaces tissues of various types following injury.
body tissue that supports and binds together other tissues.
one of four major tissue types; derived from mesoderm; supporting tissue of body, includes bone and cartilage
A major tissue type consisting of tissues that support or connect, and have much matrix with fibers and few cells.
Connective tissue contains cells that are noticeably separated from each other and produce the material present in between the cells (extracellular matrix). The cells and intercellular material vary according to the particular type of CT.
Any supporting tissue that lies between other tissues and consists of cells embedded in a relatively large amount of extracellular matrix. Includes bone, cartilage, and loose connective tissue.
a tissue that connects, supports, binds, or separates other tissues or organs.
animal tissue that supports, connects, and surrounds organs and other body parts. It may consist mainly of collagen, elastic and reticular fibers, fatty tissue, cartilage, or bone.
One of the four primary tissue types; provides a structural framework that stabilizes the relative positions of the other tissue types; includes connective tissue proper, cartilage, bone, and blood; contains cell products, cells, and ground substance.
The supporting and connecting structures of the body.
Tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
tissue such as tendons and ligaments that support or bind other tissues
tissues of the body that bind together bones, muscles and other body parts.
Tissue that surrounds other tissues and organs in the body.
Strong tissue that connects and supports body structures.
the material that holds together the different structures of the body; tendons and cartilage are made up of connective tissue.
The supporting framework of the body; made of fibrous substances composed of various cells; examples include cartilage, bones, and fat layers.
includes ligaments, tendons, or muscle sheaths
The tissue which supports, binds, or separates organs and other specialized tissues of the body. It consists of fibrous and ground substance with cells of various kinds.
The basic “cement and packaging” of the body. Holds the organs and fills spaces.
The part of the body that supports the internal organs and framework.
When referred to relating to hair, provides physical support for the hair follicle.
Tissue which contains a lot of noncellular material between its cells. It connects or binds other tissues, organs, or structures. Back to glossary index
Tissues concerned with supporting and connecting other bodily structures such as fat, cartilage and bone.
tissue found throughout the body that ensures that organs keep their correct size, shape and strength. The main types are collagen (for strength, form and stability) and elastin (for elasticity and firmness). Back to the top
Tissue consisting of cells embedded or suspended in a matrix, including loose and fibrous connective tissues, cartilage, bone, and blood. 594
Forms the supportive and connective structures of the body.
Structures that bind and support the body, such as tendons, joints, ligaments, bones, cartilage, and synovium or joint lining. The blood and lymph may be regarded as connective tissue as well.
The type of tissue that supports and binds together other tissues and organs; frequently the site of Kaposi's sarcoma lesion in people with AIDS.
The connective tissues of the body are the tissues that hold organs and other body structures in place. Specialized connective tissues include bones, cartilage, muscles, and nerves. Cancers of connective tissues are called sarcomas.
One of the four basic types of tissue in the body. It is characterized by an abundance of extracellular material with relatively few cells, and functions in the support and binding of body structures.
Tissue that supports and provides the structural framework for parenchymal tissues. The key connective tissue cell is the collagen secreting fibroblast.
Tissue that either supports other tissue or joins tissue to tissue, muscle to bone, or bone to bone. It includes cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments, reticular tissue, areolar tissue, adipose tissue, blood, bone marrow, and lymph.
The tissue between and within muscles that helps bind muscles together and attaches muscle to bone for support.
The supporting tissues of the body, such as tendons, ligaments, bone, and cartilage.
Supporting tissue that surrounds other tissues and organs. Specialized connective tissue includes bone, cartilage, blood, and fat.
What ties you together into one flexible piece; tendon, ligament, fascia, skin, the covering material for organs, muscles, and bones.
The supporting framework of the body and the internal organs- -including bone, cartilage, and ligaments.
The supporting framework of the body and its internal organs.
the body's supporting framework of tissue consisting of strands of collagen, elastic fibers between muscles and around muscle groups and blood vessels, and simple cells.
Animal tissue composed of cells embedded in a matrix (gel, elastic fibers, liquid, or inorganic minerals). Includes loose, dense, and fibrous connective tissues that provide strength (bone, cartilage), storage (bone, adipose), and flexibility (tendons, ligaments). PICTURE
tissue that supports the specialised elements of the parenchyma
Tissue that supports and binds other tissues. It consists of CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS embedded in a large amount of EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX.
The supporting and protecting tissue in body structures. Examples are fat or adipose tissue, cartilage, and bone.
Connective tissue is a material consisting of fibers that form a framework that provides support structure for body tissues. contralateral - affecting the opposite side.
One of the four basic types of tissue in the body; a material consisting of fibers (e.g., tendons or ligaments) that form a framework to support other body tissues (e.g., muscles).
Vertebrate tissue consisting mostly of a matrix composed of cell products in which cells are embedded. Connects, supports and surrounds tissues and organs.
Tissue that connects, supports, or surrounds other tissues and organs.
elements that form the supporting framework of the body, such as tendons and cartilage Return to previous page
The type of tissue that makes up the supporting structure of the lymph nodes and other organs, in the same way that beams and girders make up the supporting structure of a building.
Tissues such as skin, tendons, and cartilage that support and hold body parts together. The chief component of connective tissue is collagen.
tissues composed primarily of fibrous proteins such as collagen and containing few cells. Their primary function is to bind together and support various body structures.
Binds together and supports other tissues and organs. It includes various kinds of fibrous tissue, fat, bone and cartilage.
The most abundant type of tissue in the body, providing support, structure, framework, space, stabilization and scar formation; binds structures together.
Supporting, binding, and protective tissue of the human body. Includes collagen, ligaments, and tendons, among others.
A material made up of fibers forming a framework and support structure for body tissues and organs. Connective tissue surrounds many organs. Cartilage and bone are specialized forms of connective tissue. All connective tissue is derived from mesoderm, the middle germ cell layer in the embryo.
Tissue that holds all the body parts together. It can be found throughout the body.
the most abundant tissue in the body, performing the functions of binding and supporting.
Connective tissue supports, binds, or separates more specialized tissues and organs of the body; "packing tissue" of the body. Types of connective tissue include bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, adipose (fat), areolar and elastic.
Body tissue, as cartilage, serving to connect and support other tissue.
Tissue that connects and binds bones and muscles in the body, for example, tendons and ligaments.
the material that holds various body structures together; cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels are composed entirely of connective tissue
one of the tissues of the body that connects and supports organs and other structures of the body.
Connective tissue of the skin refers to dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
Tissue that supports and surrounds organs and other tissue, including cartilage, collagen, ligament, tendons, fat, and blood.
General term for all tissues of the body which support and connect various organs and other structures.
Connective tissue is one of the four types of tissue in traditional classifications (the others being epithelial, muscle, and nervous tissue.)