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 +'''Connective tissue (CT)''' is a kind of [[tissue (biology)|biological tissue]] that supports, connects, or separates different types of tissues and organs of the body. It is one of the four general classes of biological tissues—the others of which are [[epithelial tissue|epithelial]], [[muscle tissue|muscular]], and [[nervous tissue|nervous]] tissues.
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 +All CT has three main components: cells, fibers, and extracellular matrices, all immersed in the body fluids.
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 +==See also==
 +*[[Fascia]]
 +*[[Myofascial meridians]]
-The '''human earlobe''' is composed of tough [[Areolar connective tissue|areolar]] and [[adipose]] [[connective tissue]]s, lacking the firmness and elasticity of the rest of the [[Pinna (anatomy)|pinna]] (the outer edge of the ear). Since the earlobe does not contain [[cartilage]] it has a large [[blood]] supply and may help to warm the ears and maintain balance. However, earlobes are not generally considered to have any major biological function. The earlobe contains many [[nerve ending]]s, and for some people is an [[erogenous zone]]. 
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Connective tissue (CT) is a kind of biological tissue that supports, connects, or separates different types of tissues and organs of the body. It is one of the four general classes of biological tissues—the others of which are epithelial, muscular, and nervous tissues.

All CT has three main components: cells, fibers, and extracellular matrices, all immersed in the body fluids.


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