- noun the tissue that forms the main part of bones and cartilage, ligaments and tendons, in which a large amount of fibrous material surrounds the tissue cells
- The structural material of the animal body normally seen as cartilage, sinew or gristle in meat but also present in bone and as the inner layer of skin, etc. It consists mainly of proteins principally collagen fibres interlaced with elastin fibres embedded in a gel. The more elastin the less soluble is the tissue.
- noun tissue which forms the main part of bones and cartilage, ligaments and tendons, in which a large proportion of fibrous material surrounds the tissue cells