mucous connective tissue
Definition: a type of connective tissue little differentiated beyond the mesenchymal stage; its ground substance of proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, and glycoproteins is abundant and contains fine collagenous fibers and fibroblasts; in its most characteristic form, it appears in the umbilical cord as Wharton jelly.
Synonym(s): gelatinous tissue
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