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Cartilage - dense connective tissue Hyaline - most common type, rich in collagen, glass-like appearance, larynx, treacheal rings, ribs, covers end of bone Fibrocartilage - consists of alternating layers of hyaline cartilage and thick layers of dense collagen fibres; made up of fibrous connective tissue with cartilage cells between the bundles, wavy appearance. Elastic - stain dark, very flexible, found in external ear and external auditory canal, bundles of circles. Chondroblast - round cartilage precursor cells, enlarge, divide, and synthesize new cartilage matrix, form chondrocytes Chondocyte - chondroblasts that become embedded in the matrix, in cluster of 2-4 Bone Osteoblasts - responsible for bone formation, large, spindle-shaped Osteocyte - large inactive osteoblasts trapped within formed bone Osteoclast - phagocytic cells that erode bone, usually in depressions Compact (cortical)- made up of parallel bony columns, dense and forms the surface of bone, function is to support the body, protect organs, Spongy (cancellous)- low density and strength, high surface area, fills inner cavity of long bone, external area contains red bone marrow, most arteries and veins of bone found
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