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AP Tissues

Areolar Referring to loose connective tissue, any small space, or to an areola, a circular area of marked color
Cartilage Type of hard connective tissue found at the ends of bones, the tip of the nose, larynx, trachea, and the embryonic skeleton
Chondrocyte Cell that produces and maintains cartilage
Collagen Flexible white protein that gives strength and resilience to connective tissue, such as bone and cartilage
Endocrine Referring to a gland that secretes into the bloodstream
Epithelium One of the four main types of tissues; forms glands, covers surfaces, and lines cavities; adj., epithelial
Exocrine Referring to a gland that secretes through a duct
fascia Band or sheet of brous connective tissue
Fibroblast The varies fibers in all connective tissues
Histology Study of tissues
Matrix The non living background material in a tissues; the intercellular material
Membrane Thin sheet of tissue
Mucosa Lining membrane that produces mucus; mucus membrane
Mucus Thick protective fluid secreted by mucous memebranes and glands, adj-, mucous
Myelin Fatty material that covers and insulates the axons of some neurons
Neuroglia Supporting and protective cells of the nervous system; glial cells
Neuron Conducting cell of the nervous system
Osteocyte Mature bone cell; maintains bone but does not produce new bone tissue
Parietal Pertaining to the wall of a space or cavity
Serosa Serous membrane; epithelial membrane that secretes a thin, watery fluid
Stem Cell Cell that has the potential to develop into different typesof cells
Visceral Organs in the ventral body cavities, especially the abdominal organs
Adipose Referring to fats or a type of connective tissue that stores fat
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