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areola a small space between cells and fibers in connective tissue, as among small veins in a leaf. [1/2 definitions]
bone the hard, calcified connective tissue that forms the skeleton of most vertebrates. [1/5 definitions]
cartilage a tough, white, elastic connective tissue forming a major component of the skeletons of fetuses and young vertebrates, and turning largely to bone as the organism matures. [1/2 definitions]
collagen a fibrous protein in bone, cartilage, and other connective tissue.
elastin an elastic protein in connective tissue that helps the body to maintain shape.
fiber a long, slender structure or cell, as in neurons, plant tissue, muscles, or connective tissue. [1/5 definitions]
gum2 (often pl.) the flesh and connective tissue covering that part of the jawbone in which the teeth are set. [1/2 definitions]
Kaposi's sarcoma a cancer of connective tissue that is marked by painless external lesions and sometimes affects internal organs, occurring in esp. serious form among people with AIDS.
rheumatic disease any of various diseases, such as rheumatic fever or rheumatoid arthritis, that are characterized by inflammation of muscle, connective tissue, or joints.
sacroiliac the sacrum bone and the ilium of the pelvis, along with their connective tissues. [1/2 definitions]
sarcoma a malignant tumor that starts in the connective tissue of the body and spreads to other parts, esp. bone.
scar tissue a dense fibrous layer of contracted connective tissue formed in the healing of a wound.
stroma in anatomy, the supportive framework of an organ, typically consisting of connective tissue. [1/3 definitions]
tarsus a small plate of connective tissue along the rim of the eyelid that helps shape and stiffen it. [1/4 definitions]