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cardiac muscle
Glossaries - Histology glossary

heart muscle, under involuntary control, composed of striated cells that attach to form fibers, each cell contains a single nucleus, contracts autonomously

cell junction
Glossaries - Histology glossary

point of cell-to-cell contact that connects one cell to another in a tissue

chondrocytes
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cells of the cartilage

clotting
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also called coagulation; complex process by which blood components form a plug to stop bleeding

collagen fiber
Glossaries - Histology glossary

flexible fibrous proteins that give connective tissue tensile strength

connective tissue
Glossaries - Histology glossary

type of tissue that serves to hold in place, connect, and integrate the body’s organs and systems

connective tissue membrane
Glossaries - Histology glossary

connective tissue that encapsulates organs and lines movable joints

connective tissue proper
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connective tissue containing a viscous matrix, fibers, and cells.

cutaneous membrane
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skin; epithelial tissue made up of a stratified squamous epithelial cells that cover the outside of the body

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