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3.2: Keywords

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  • Please familiarize yourself with these keywords before you start reading the chapter:

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    Adipose
    A specialized cell type that functions to store energy in the form of lipid and provide insulation.
    Collagen
    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.
    Elastin
    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
    Fibroblasts
    Elongated or spindle shaped with a scant amount of cytoplasm that are the primarily source of collagen precursor proteins.
    Fibrocartilage
    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.
    Reticulin
    A subtype of collagen which are delicate and unorganized. Acts as a meshwork to hold the cells of an organ together.