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fibroblast
Glossaries - Histology glossary

most abundant cell type in connective tissue, secretes protein fibers and matrix into the extracellular space

fibrocartilage
Glossaries - Histology glossary

tough form of cartilage, made of thick bundles of collagen fibers embedded in chondroitin sulfate ground substance

fibrocyte
Glossaries - Histology glossary

less active form of fibroblast

fluid connective tissue
Glossaries - Histology glossary

specialized cells that circulate in a watery fluid containing salts, nutrients, and dissolved proteins

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