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Found Connective tissue 36 times.

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1. Adipose tissue
Connective tissue that has been specialized to store fat.

2. Alkaptonuria (dark urine disease)
This illness, caused by a recessive gene that causes a deficiency of the enzyme homogensitic acid deoxygenase, was the first recognized genetic disease. It is characterized by abnormal deposits in the connective tissue and urine which turn dark when exposed to air. Severe arthritis and blockages in arteries and heart valves can occur in later stages of the disease. Its incidence is about one in a million.

3. Aponeurosis (adj.: aponeurotic)
A type of connective tissue which attaches muscle to other tissue types, including bone. Appears as flat, fibrous sheets.

4. Cellulitis
Cellulitis is a spreading infection of connective tissues, usually caused by streptococci bacteria.

5. Collagen
A fibrous protein that makes up a major part of connective tissue.

6. Connective tissue
Tissue which contains a lot of noncellular material between its cells. It connects or binds other tissues, organs, or structures.

7. Connective tissue
Animal tissue composed of cells embedded in a matrix (gel, elastic fibers, liquid, or inorganic minerals). Includes loose, dense, and fibrous connective tissues that provide strength (bone, cartilage), storage (bone, adipose), and flexibility (tendons, ligaments).

8. Deep fascia
This is a membranous layer of connective tissue that covers muscles and other deep body structures.

9. Dermis (corium, true skin)
The layer of skin just beneath the epidermis ; it is composed of dense vascular connective tissue.

10. Dermis
One of the two layers of skin; a connective tissue layer under the epidermis containing elastic and collagen fibers, capillary networks, and nerve endings.