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adipose tissue

Collection of fat cells

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cartilage

Flexible connective tissue attached to bones at joints. For example, it surrounds the trachea and forms part of the external ear and nose.

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epithelial cells

Skin cells that cover the outside of the body and line the internal surfaces of organs.

4

histologist

Specialist in the study of tissues.

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larynx

"Voice box"; located at the upper part of the trachea

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pharynx

Throat. The pharynx serves as the common passageway for food (from the mouth going to the esophagus) and air (from the nose to the trachea).

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pituitary gland

Endocrine gland at the base of the brain.

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thyroid gland

Endocrine gland that surrounds the trachea in the neck.

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trachea

"Windpipe" (tube leading from the throat to the bronchial tubes).

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ureter

One of two tubes, each leading from a single kidney to the urinary bladder. Spelling clue: Ureter has two e's, and there are two ureters.

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urethra

Tube from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body. Spelling clue: Urethra has one e, and there is only one urethra.

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uterus

The womb. The organ that holds the embryo/fetus as it develops.

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viscera

Internal organs.

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