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Fibroblast

Definition noun, plural: fibroblasts Cell of connective tissue that produces and secretes fibers (e.g. collagens, reticular... Read More

Cell morphology

The basic essence for any living organism is its structural framework which includes appearance, form, and the... Read More

Dense irregular connective tissue

Definition noun A form of dense connective tissue in which the extracellular fibers (in particular, collagen fibers) are... Read More

Autocrine signaling

Autocrine Signaling Definition What is autocrine signaling? Autocrine signaling is a type of cell signaling wherein a cell... Read More

Dense regular connective tissue

Definition noun A form of dense connective tissue characterized by extracellular fibers (in particular, collagen fibers)... Read More

Elastic tissue

Definition noun, plural: elastic tissues A connective tissue composed of elastic fibers produced by fibroblasts and can... Read More

Electrotropism

Definition noun Growth or movement of a cell or an organism in response to an electric field Supplement In general, tropism... Read More

Reticular connective tissue

Definition noun A type of connective tissue characterized by the predominance of reticular fibers made of type III collagen... Read More

Hayflick phenomenon

Definition noun The phenomenon characterized by the limited number of times a normal cell population would divide... Read More

Senescence

Senescence Definition Senescence is defined as biological aging. In cell biology, it refers to the cell wherein it is no... Read More

Chondroblast

There are two forms of cells in cartilage: chondroblasts and chondrocytes. The chondroblasts are cells that secrete the... Read More

Osteoblast

Definition noun, plural: osteoblasts A type of bone cell that arises from fibroblasts, and upon maturity, becomes associated... Read More

Elastic fiber

Definition noun, plural: elastic fibers A type of connective tissue fiber that is made up, primarily, of elastin, and found... Read More

Reticular fiber

Definition noun, plural: reticular fibers A type of connective tissue fiber that is made up of type III collagen secreted by... Read More

Connective tissue

Definition noun, plural: connective tissues The animal tissue that chiefly originates from the embryonic mesoderm, and... Read More

Erythropoietin

Definition noun, plural: erythropoietins A glycoprotein hormone that regulates the production of red blood cells in the bone... Read More

Adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: adipose tissues A special connective tissue made up mainly of adipocytes that synthesize and store... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Synovial fluid

Definition noun A clear, viscid fluid in the synovial joints and secreted by the membrane that lines the... Read More

Synovial membrane

Definition noun, plural: synovial joints The connective tissue lining the inner surface of the joint capsule of a synovial... Read More

Synovial joint

Definition noun A movable joint comprised of a layer of fibrocartilage or hyaline cartilage that lines the opposing bony... Read More

Platelet

Definition noun, plural: platelets A discoid cellular fragment (2–3 µm diameter) important for blood coagulation and for... Read More

Collagen

Definition noun Any from a class of glycoproteins that form the collagenous (white) fibers, especially those that occur in... Read More

Extracellular matrix

Definition noun, plural: extracellular matrices The non-cellular portion of a tissue produced and secreted by cells and... Read More

Epithelium

An epithelium is a type of animal tissue made up of densely packed cells (called epithelial cells) that rest on a basement... Read More

Joint capsule

Definition noun, plural: joint capsules A sac-like fibrous tissue that envelopes a synovial joint Supplement Synovial joints... Read More

Adipocyte

Definition noun, plural: adipocytes A specialized connective tissue cell that stores fat (lipid); the predominant cell in... Read More