from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Tissue arising chiefly from the embryonic mesoderm that is characterized by a highly vascular matrix and includes collagenous, elastic, and reticular fibers, adipose tissue, cartilage, and bone. It forms the supporting and connecting structures of the body.
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- noun anatomy A type of
tissuefound in animals whose main function is binding other tissue systems (such as muscleto skin) or organsand consists of the following three elements: cells, fibersand a ground substance (or extracellular matrix).
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- noun 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
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