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Referring to something which can be linked or joined together: In the newest novel by J. Finch, connective remarks were used to lead the reader from one chapter to the next one.
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connective tissue (s) (noun)
, connective tissues (pl)
The part of a person or an animal which consists of numerous cells and whose function is to support bodily organs, form ligaments and tendons, and fill spaces between the body parts of a physical structure: There are a number of examples of connective tissues
; including bones, tendons, outer layers of the skin, and fatty cells.
One of the important elements of connective tissues involves cartilage which is a rubber-like padding that covers and protects the ends of long bones at the joints, and is a structural component of the rib cage, the ears, the nose, the bronchial tubes, the intervertebral discs, and many other components of the physical system.
connective tissue nevus
A nevus composed of collagenous tissue; which is, any of a class of extracellular proteins abundant in higher animals; especially, in the skin, bone, cartilage, tendon, and teeth, forming strong insoluble fibers and serving as connective tissue between cells. It yields gelatin when denatured by boiling.