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    Types of Specialized Connective Tissue

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    Bones, cartilage, and blood do not hold things together physically, like the connective tissues do. Why are all these types of tissue included in the family of connective tissues?

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    Connective tissue is one of the mosts diverse types of tissue in the body. It can be found in a web form (which holds things together), tough cords, rubbery elastic sheets, rigid bones, or even fluids. It functions to support, defend, and transport within the body. I think the term "connective tissue" is a catch-all phrase used to ...

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    This response offers an explanation as to why blood, bone, and cartilage are called connective tissue even when they do not connect things in the broadest sense.