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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Tejido conjuntivo

Connective tissue (kuh-NEK-tiv TIH-shoo)
Supporting tissue that surrounds other tissues and organs. Specialized connective tissue includes bone, cartilage, blood, and fat.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.