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Monahan

Connective Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
what is the extracellular fluid (ECF) in connective tissue called? matrix
what is found within the matrix of connective tissue? fibers and ground substance
what embryonic tissue forms or specializes into all connective tissues? mesenchyme or mesenchymal tissue
what does the -blast ending mean about a cell? the cell is active producing more cells, fibers, and ground substance
what does the -cyte ending mean about a cell? the cell is not mitotic but still alive, like a retired person
what cell type is found within connective tissue proper? fibrocytes or fibroblasts
what cell type is found within cartilage tissue? chondrocytes or chondroblasts
what cell type is found within bone tissue? osteocytes or osteoblasts
what does chondr- mean? cartilage
what does osteo- mean? bone
what fiber type is known as white fibers? collagenous
what fiber type is known as yellow fibers? elastic
what fiber type is the strongest? collagenous
what fiber type is the weakest? reticular
what fiber type stains pink and is found in thick, long bundles? collagenous
what fiber type stains purple and is resilient to stretching? elastic
what fiber type is too thin and fine to be seen on your slides? reticular
collagenous fibers are made of what type of protein? collagen
elastic fibers are made of what type of protein? elastin
reticular fibers are made of what type of protein? collagen
the difference between connective tissues is determined by which two factors? cell type and fiber type
Created by: smonahan