connective tissue

Definitions of connective tissue
  1. noun
    tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
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    cutis, skin, tegument
    a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    areolar tissue
    fibrous connective tissue with the fibers arranged in a mesh or net
    bone, os
    rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    bone marrow, marrow
    the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
    elastic tissue
    connective tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers found in the dermis of the skin and in the walls of veins and arteries and in some tendons and ligaments
    endoneurium
    delicate connective tissue around individual nerve fibers in nerve
    ligament
    a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
    perineurium
    the sheath of connective tissue that covers a bundle of nerve fibers
    perimysium
    the sheath of connective tissue that covers a bundle of muscle fibers
    sinew, tendon
    a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
    submucosa
    the connective tissue beneath mucous membrane
    facia, fascia
    a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
    scar tissue
    the connective tissue that forms a scar; consists of fibroblasts in new scars and collagen fibers in old scars
    granulation, granulation tissue
    new connective tissue and tiny blood vessels that form on the surfaces of a wound during the healing process
    investment
    outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
    furcula
    a forked bone formed by the fusion of the clavicles of most birds
    splint bone
    a rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bone on either side of the cannon bone in the leg of a horse or related animal
    fetter bone, pastern
    the part between the fetlock and the hoof
    cannon bone
    greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals
    fishbone
    a bone of a fish
    thick skin
    skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros)
    skin graft
    a piece of skin taken from a donor area and surgically grafted at the site of an injury or burn
    buff
    bare skin; naked
    dewlap
    a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
    anklebone, astragal, astragalus, talus
    the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
    bare bone
    bone stripped of flesh
    cuboid bone
    the cube shaped bone on the outer side of the tarsus
    carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone
    any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
    cartilage bone
    any bone that develops within cartilage rather than a fibrous tissue
    centrum
    the main body of a vertebra
    cheekbone, jugal bone, malar, malar bone, os zygomaticum, zygomatic, zygomatic bone
    the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
    clavicle, collarbone
    bone linking the scapula and sternum
    coccyx, tail bone
    the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
    dentin, dentine
    bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth
    ethmoid, ethmoid bone
    one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity
    calcaneus, heelbone, os tarsi fibulare
    the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
    hipbone, innominate bone
    large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
    hyoid, hyoid bone, os hyoideum
    a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles
    ilium
    the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
    ischial bone, ischium, os ischii
    one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
    long bone, os longum
    in limbs of vertebrate animals: a long cylindrical bone that contains marrow
    ramus
    the posterior part of the mandible that is more or less vertical
    membrane bone
    any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull
    metacarpal, metacarpal bone
    any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
    metatarsal
    any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes
    nasal, nasal bone, os nasale
    an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose
    bonelet, ossicle, ossiculum
    a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
    os palatinum, palatine, palatine bone
    either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits
    phalanx
    any of the bones of the fingers or toes
    os pubis, pubic bone, pubis
    one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
    costa, rib
    any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
    round bone
    bones that are round in shape
    sacrum
    wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx
    scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone
    either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
    os sesamoideum, sesamoid, sesamoid bone
    any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
    os breve, short bone
    a bone that is of approximately equal dimension in all directions
    os sphenoidale, sphenoid, sphenoid bone
    butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull
    breastbone, sternum
    the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
    corpus sternum, gladiolus
    the large central part of the breastbone
    manubrium
    the upper part of the breastbone
    xiphoid process
    smallest of the three parts of the breastbone; articulates with the corpus sternum and the seventh rib
    tarsal, tarsal bone
    any bone of the tarsus
    os temporale, temporal bone
    a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
    tooth
    hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
    turbinal, turbinate, turbinate bone
    any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates
    tympanic bone
    the bone enclosing the middle ear
    vertebra
    one of the bony segments of the spinal column
    arcus zygomaticus, zygoma, zygomatic arch
    the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone
    red bone marrow, red marrow
    bone marrow of children and some adult bones that is required for the formation of red blood cells
    yellow bone marrow, yellow marrow
    bone marrow that is yellow with fat; found at the ends of long bones in adults
    falciform ligament
    a ligament that attaches part of the liver to the diaphragm and the abdominal wall
    ligamentum teres uteri, round ligament of the uterus
    ligament attached to the uterus on either side in front of and below the opening of the Fallopian tube and passing through the inguinal canal to the labia majora
    modiolus
    the central conical bony pillar of the cochlea
    lacrimal bone
    small fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts
    foreskin, prepuce
    a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
    foreskin, prepuce
    a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
    scalp
    the skin that covers the top of the head
    skull
    the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
    calvaria, skullcap
    the dome of the skull
    braincase, brainpan, cranium
    the part of the skull that encloses the brain
    occiput
    back part of the head or skull
    sinciput
    the front part of the head or skull (including the forehead)
    jaw
    the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
    hamstring, hamstring tendon
    one of the tendons at the back of the knee
    Achilles tendon, tendon of Achilles
    a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
    cuticle
    the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
    aponeurosis
    any of the deeper and thicker fascia that attach muscles to bones; resemble flattened tendons
    adhesion
    a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
    agnail, hangnail
    a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
    vomer
    thin trapezoidal bone of the skull forming the posterior and inferior parts of the nasal septum
    Wormian bone, sutural bone
    any of the tiny soft bones found in the sutures between cranial bones
    marrowbone
    a bone containing edible marrow; used especially in flavoring soup
    proud flesh
    the swollen tissue around a healing wound or ulcer
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    animal tissue
    the tissue in the bodies of animals
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