Tissue Vocabulary

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Tissue

a group of similar cells performing a similar function.

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matrix

The nonliving portion of tissues that the living cells are suspended in

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vascular

when tissues have access to their own blood supply.

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Avascular

When tissues do NOT have access to their own blood supply.

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4 tissue types

nervous, muscular, connective, epithelial

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simple

only one layer of epithelial tissue

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stratified

two or more layers of epithelial tissue.

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pseudo-

a prefix meaning "falsely" or not genuine; sham.

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tendons

a flexible but inelastic cord of strong fibrous collagen tissue attaching a muscle to a bone.

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ligaments

a short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint.

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plasma

the matrix of blood

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striated

appearing to have lines

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adipose tissue

fat

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squamous

flat shaped

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cuboidal

cube shaped

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columnar

column shaped

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cardiac

related to the heart

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-cyte

a suffix that means "cell"

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erythrocytes

red blood cell

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leukocytes

white blood cell

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thrombocytes

platelets

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mesenchyme

One way we know connective tissues are related is because they all originate as

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