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Connective tissue types

Using key choices, identify the following connective tissue type. Insert the appropriate letter or corresponding term in the answer blanks.
Dense fibrous connective tissue
provides great strength through parallel bundles of collagenic fibers; found in tendons
Adipose connective tissue
Acts as a storage depot for fat, insulates against heat loss
Dense fibrous connective tissue
Composes the dermis of the skin
Osseuos tissue
Forms the bony skeleton
Areolar connective tissue
Composes the basement membrane and packages organs; includes a gel-like matrix with all categories of fibers and many cell types
Hyaline cartilage
Forms the embryonic skeleton and the surfaces of bones at the joints; reinforces the trachea
Adipose connective tissue
Provides insulation for the body
Hyaline cartilage
Structurally amorphous matrix, heavily invaded with fibers; appears glassy and smooth
Osseuos tissue
Contains cells arranged concentrically around a nutrient canal; matrix is hard due to calcium slats
Reticular connective tissue
Forms the stroma or internal "skeleton" of lymph nodes, the spleen, and lymphoid organs