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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.

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