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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.