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mucous connective tissue
medical dictionary

A type of connective tissue little differentiated beyond the mesenchymal stage; its ground substance of glycoproteins is abundant and contains fine collagenous fibres and fibroblasts; in its most characteristic form, it appears in the umbilical cord as Wharton's jelly.

Synonyms: gelatinous tissue.

(05 Mar 2000)

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