areolar connective tissue
Loose connective tissue of the sort found around many organs in vertebrates. Does not have marked anisotropy nor particularly pronounced content of any one matrix protein.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • connective tissue — the tissue that supports, binds, or separates more specialized tissues and organs or functions as a packing tissue of the body. It consists of an amorphous ground substance of mucopolysaccharides in which may be embedded white (collagenous),… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Reticular connective tissue — Older textbooks typically refer to elastic and reticular connective tissues as specialized connective tissues. Reticular connective tissue is a type of loose irregular connective tissue and has a network of reticular fibers (fine type III… …   Wikipedia

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  • Areolar — A*re o*lar, a. Pertaining to, or like, an areola; filled with interstices or areol[ae]. [1913 Webster] {reolar tissue} (Anat.), a form of fibrous connective tissue in which the fibers are loosely arranged with numerous spaces, or areol[ae],… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tissue — A tissue in medicine is not like a piece of tissue paper. It is a broad term that is applied to any group of cells that perform specific functions. A tissue in medicine need not form a layer. Thus, The bone marrow is a tissue; Connective tissue… …   Medical dictionary

  • areolar tissue — noun fibrous connective tissue with the fibers arranged in a mesh or net • Hypernyms: ↑connective tissue * * * noun : fibrous connective tissue having the fibers loosely arranged in a net or meshwork …   Useful english dictionary

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