Loose connective tissue is used as a base for epithelial tissues and it has _____ scattered on its extracellular matrix.
Explain the answer and why chondroblasts is not the answer,
Loose connective tissue:
Loose connective tissue is the most widely distributed connective tissue in the body. It not only forms the basis of epithelial tissue, but also joins cells in other main tissue types such as nerve and muscle, as well as joining tissues into organs.
Loose connective tissue is made up of a loose network of collagen and elastin fibers within the extracellular matrix or ground substance. The large amount of extracellular matrix present gives the impression of space between the fibers, hence the name "loose connective tissue".
Answer and Explanation:
Chondroblasts are mesenchymal progenitor cells of chondrocytes, the cells that form cartilage. There is a layer of connective tissue that surrounds...
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