Definition of “connective tissue” - English Dictionary

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“connective tissue” in English

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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. 

(Definition of “connective tissue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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