Medical Dictionary

connective tissue

noun con·nec·tive tissue \kə-ˌnek-tiv-\

Medical Definition of CONNECTIVE TISSUE

:  a tissue of mesodermal origin that consists of various cells (as fibroblasts and macrophages) and interlacing protein fibers (as of collagen) embedded in a chiefly carbohydrate ground substance, that supports, ensheathes, and binds together other tissues, and that includes loose and dense forms (as adipose tissue, tendons, ligaments, and aponeuroses) and specialized forms (as cartilage and bone)
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