Definition of Areolar tissue
1. Noun. Fibrous connective tissue with the fibers arranged in a mesh or net.
Medical Definition of Areolar tissue
1. Loose, irregularly arranged connective tissue that consists of collagenous and elastic fibres, a protein polysaccharide ground substance, and connective tissue cells (fibroblasts, macrophages, mast cells, and sometimes fat cells, plasma cells, leukocytes, and pigment cells). (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Areolar tissue
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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Between the fascia transversalis and the peritoneum is a quantity of loose areolar tissue. In some .subjects it i,s it siderable thickness and loaded with ..."
2. Microscopical Researches Into the Accordance in the Structure and Growth of by Theodor Schwann (1847)
"Most areolar tissue may be distended by forcing air into it, and then innumerable cellular spaces arc seen communicating with each other in it ; it is not ..."
3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"areolar tissue.—This is so called because its meshes can be easily distended with air or ... The chief use of areolar tissue is to bind parts together, ..."