Chapter 3: Connective Tissue
Please familiarize yourself with these keywords before you start reading the chapter:
- A specialized cell type that functions to store energy in the form of lipid and provide insulation.
- The main type of protein that forms the non-cellular component of connective tissue
- Elastic Cartilage
- A type of flexible cartilage primarily located in the ear and nose. Elastic cartilage is very similar to hyaline cartilage.
- Type of connective tissue fiber that provides connective tissue with the ability to stretch.
- Embryonic Connective Tissue
- Type of tissue found in the developing embryo and in the umbilical cord
Elongated or spindle shaped with a scant amount of cytoplasm that are the primarily source of collagen precursor proteins.
- A type of cartilage that has a higher collagen content that gives it a tougher nature than hyaline cartilage.
- Fibrous Connective Tissue
- The primary type of connective tissue found in the body that is predominantly formed from collagen.
- Hyaline Cartilage
- The most common type of cartilage seen primarily on joint surfaces.
- A subtype of collagen which are delicate and unorganized. Acts as a meshwork to hold the cells of an organ together.