How do chondrocytes get nutrients?

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How do chondrocytes get nutrients?

Specialized Cells:

Chondrocytes are specialized cells found within cartilage tissue. Cartilage is a type of connective tissue that is composed of chondrocytes embedded within a gel-like matrix. Cartilage serves to connect parts of the body and provide cushioning and shock absorption between joints.

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Chondrocytes receive their nutrients mainly by the process of diffusion. Most cells of the body get nutrients via the bloodstream, which is a...

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Chondrocytes: Definition & Function

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