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Which tissue type consists of densely packed cells that are large and round, and have their nuclei pushed to one side?


Dense regular connective tissue is composed primarily of ___________.

parallel collagen fibers

Which tissue makes up the intervertebral discs between vertebrae?


The shape of a smooth muscle cell can best be described as ____________.


Which tissue makes up the epidermis of skin and functions to protect underlying tissues from abrasion?

stratified squamous epithelium

Which tissue type lines the small intestine, where secretion of digestive enzymes and absorption of nutrient building blocks occurs?

simple columnar epithelium

In which of the following locations would dense regular connective tissue be found?


Nervous tissue is made up of ____________.

neurons and neuroglia

A unique histological feature of neurons is the appearance of _____________.

long extensions

A distinguishing feature of connective tissue is the ___________.

extracellular matrix

A common and distinguishing feature of both skeletal and cardiac muscle tissue is the appearance of _____________.


The most widespread tissue in the body is ___________.

connective tissue

Which tissue type forms the hip bone?

osseous tissue

Groups of similar cells that share a function are called _____________.


What tissue lines the air sacs of the lungs and is ideal for diffusion of respiratory gases?

simple squamous epithelium