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Connective Tissue

Answer Key
  • Unilocular Adipocytes
    The nuclei are small & located in the periphery of the cell
  • A: Fibroblast
    -secretes collagen reticulin and elastin
    B: Collagen Fibers
    C: Elastic Fibers
  • A: Haversian Canals
    B: Concentric Lamellae
    C: Interstitial Lamellae
    D: Osteocytes
  • DECTRA
    (notice elastic fibers between chondrocytes)
  • A: Simple Squamous
    B: Internal Elastic Lamina
    C: Tunica Media
  • A: Zone of reserve
    B&C: Zone of proliferation
    D: Zone of hypertrophy
    E: Zone of Calcification
    F: Zone of resorption
  • Fibrocartilage, DCCTIRA
    (note that the perichondrium and chondroblast layers are absent)
  • Liver Hepatic Capsule is DCCTRA
  • Hyaline Cartilage

    (note the presence of perichondrium, chondroblast layer, nest cells)
  • A: Ciliated simple columnar
    B: Loose Connective Tissue (LCT)
  • Spleen
    A: White Pulp
    B: Red Pulp
    C&D: Connective tissue of Splenic Capsule
    D: Invaginations of capsule called trabeculae
  • Tendons
    DCCTRA
  • A: Dental Pulp
    B: Ondontoblasts; Simple Columnar w/ dentin
    C: Predentin
    D: Dentin
    E: Enamel
    F: Ameloblasts; simple columnar w/ enamel
    G: Stratified Squamous