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connective tissue

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Tissue arising chiefly from the embryonic mesoderm that is characterized by a highly vascular matrix and includes collagenous, elastic, and reticular fibers, adipose tissue, cartilage, and bone. It forms the supporting and connecting structures of the body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of tissue found in animals whose main function is binding other tissue systems (such as muscle to skin) or organs and consists of the following three elements: cells, fibers and a ground substance (or extracellular matrix).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments

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Examples

  • Nonsurgical removal of scar tissue and tough connective tissue

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • Hellerwork is a healing system that combines movement education, structural bodywork, and dialogue to free clients of limiting mental and physical patterns, enhance their ability to easily adapt to life’s changes, and realign the body using connective tissue reorganization techniques.

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  • A progressive autoimmune disease in which the immune cells attack the connective tissue in the body—the collagen within human skin and tissue as well as the elastin in the ligaments that connect bones—scleroderma can leave damaging scar tissue in the skin as well as organs.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • In addition to its proven role in collagen formation, wound healing, and connective tissue functions, vitamin C, in combination with other antioxidants, has shown sun-protective effects in the skin. 300 mg of vitamin C per day has dramatically reduced the risk of cataracts. 800 mg per day extended lifespan more on that in a moment, and 1,500 mg per day allowed asthmatic women to exercise without their airways closing up.

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  • It’s a pilgrimage through the neighborhood’s past to its present, all of its old parts linked up today by the modern connective tissue of concrete minimalls and the heavy car traffic filtering through its four-and six-lane streets.

    American Chinatown

  • I cut through each stem as close as possible to the ground with a diagonal stroke of the billhook that severed the stem almost right through, but left the bark and enough connective tissue to allow the sap to flow.

    Wildwood

  • BioSil is the most bio-available form of silicon, which not only has body-wide connective tissue benefits, but also increases collagen content in the skin, strengthens nails, and strengthens the hair by improving keratin integrity.

    The Truth About Beauty

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