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Dense fibrous connective tissue
provides great strength through parallel bundles of collagenic fibers; found in tendons
Areolar connective tissue
Composes the basement membrane and packages organs; includes a gel-like matrix with all categories of fibers and many cell types
Forms the embryonic skeleton and the surfaces of bones at the joints; reinforces the trachea
Structurally amorphous matrix, heavily invaded with fibers; appears glassy and smooth
Contains cells arranged concentrically around a nutrient canal; matrix is hard due to calcium slats
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