areolar tissue

areolar tissue n fibrous connective tissue having the fibers loosely arranged in a net or meshwork

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loose connective tissue consisting of a meshwork of collagen, elastic tissue, and reticular fibres interspersed with numerous connective tissue cells. It binds the skin to underlying muscles and forms a link between organs while allowing a high degree of relative movement.

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areolar connective tissue textus connectivus laxus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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