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Muscle tissue having long striated cells with multiple nuclei

skeletal muscle

Type of cell junction in which the lipid portions of the two plasma membranes are tightly bound together by interlocking membrane proteins

occluding junction

A specialized intercellular junction between cardiac muscle cells

intercalated disk

Mobile connective tissue stem cells

mesenchymal cells

Type of membrane that lines mobile joint cavities

synovial membrane

Muscle tissue having short striated cells, usually with single nucleus

cardiac muscle

Gland in which the duct divides one or more times on its way to the gland cells

compound gland

A term meaning no blood vessels


Type of membrane that lines the subdivisions of the ventral body cavity

serous membrane

Connective tissue cells that produce antibodies

plasma cells

Gland whose glandular cells form sac-like pockets

alveolar gland

Connective tissue cells that synthesize extracellular fibers


Connective tissue cells that stimulate local inflammation

mast cell

Mobile, phagocytic blood cells that enter tissues during infection or injury

neutrophils and eosinophils

Muscle tissue having short, spindle-shaped, nonstriated cells

smooth muscle

Type of cell junction in which cells are connected using channel proteins called connexons

gap junction

The complex structure attached to the basal surface of an epithelium

basal lamina

Type of membrane that lines passages and chambers that communicate with the exterior

mucous membrane

A cartilage cell


Supporting cells in nervous tissue


Forms surface of skin

stratified squamous epithelium

Single layer of flattened cells

simple squamous epithelium

Lines urinary bladder, allows stretch

transitional epithelium

Found in tendons and ligaments

dense regular connective tissue

Stores lipid reserves in large intracellular vesicles

adipose tissue

Covers bone surfaces at mobile joints

hyaline cartilage

Lines nasal cavity, trachea, and larger airways of lungs

pseudostratified columnar epithelium

Found in pubic symphysis and intervertebral discs

fibrous cartilage

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