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Unformatted text preview: intracellular matrix. Adipose tissue facilitates energy storage and insulation. Fibrous Connective Tissue has many fibers of collagen closely packed together. FCT occurs in tendons , which connect muscle to bone. Ligaments are also composed of FCT and connect bone to bone at a joint. Cartilage and bone are "rigid" connective tissues. Cartilage, shown in Figure 7, has structural proteins deposited in the matrix between cells. Cartilage is the softer of the two "rigid" connective tissues. Cartilage forms the embryonic skeleton of vertebrates and the adult skeleton of sharks and rays. It also occurs in the human body in the ears, tip of the nose, and at joints such as the knee and between bones of the spinal column....
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