connective tissuenoun [ U ]uk /kəˌnek.tɪv ˈtɪʃ.uː/ /-ˈtɪs.juː/ us /kəˌnek.tɪv ˈtɪʃ.uː/ /-ˈtɪs.juː/ specialized
Examples from literature
- Gently tease apart some muscular fibers, noting that they are attached to each other by connective tissue.
- It is composed mainly of fibrous connective tissue and is dense, opaque, and tough.
- Scrape meat with knife from lean beef cut from round until nothing but connective tissue is left.
- The ground-substance is in small amount in connective tissues proper, and is obscured by a mass of fibers.
- The inner coat consists of a delicate lining of flat cells resting upon a thin layer of connective tissue.