Mucous connective tissue

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Mucous connective tissue (or mucous tissue) is a type of connective tissue found during fetal development. It is composed mainly of ground substance with few cells or fibers. It can also be referred to a group of mucoproteins found in certain types of cysts (etc.), resembling mucus. It is most easily found as a component of Wharton's jelly.

Mucous connective tissue forms the umbilical cord.[1]

It is sometimes considered equivalent to mesenchymal connective tissue.[2]

The vitreous of the eyeball is a similar tissue.[3]

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  1. ^ Strum, Judy M.; Gartner, Leslie P.; Hiatt, James L. (2007). Cell biology and histology. Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 83. ISBN 0-7817-8577-4. 
  2. ^ "Blue Histology - Connective Tissues". Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  3. ^ Singh, Inderbir (April 15, 2007). Textbook of Human Histology With Colour Atlas. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.[page needed]. ISBN 978-81-7179-967-1. 

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